Appeal Coming in Desegregation Lawsuit

Nashville Public Radio reported late yesterday that a desegregation lawsuit over Nashville’s school zoning plan will continue as the local chapter of the NAACP formally announced it would appeal a ruling handed down last week. At the heart of the case is the argument that metro schools purposefully drew new zones to “make majority black population schools blacker and majority white schools whiter.” Federal Judge Kevin Sharp found that intent wasn’t there, and threw out the case. However, he did find that that the plan ultimately led to segregation. Officials with the NAACP say the appeal likely will be filed before the end of the year.