Charter school proponents tout the privately run public schools as a way to improve choice and educational outcomes for students, especially students in low-income and minority communities. Some studies have already suggested that charters as a whole don't produce significantly better educational outcomes for students thanks to wide variations in the quality of the individual schools. Now a new study of charter schools in Pennsylvania finds that black and Latino students especially will choose charter schools where their own race dominates even if more diverse schools are closer. (White students also tended to make this choice, but the distance factor, it appears, wasn't as significant.) Students seem to prefer charter schools dominated by members of their race, Pa. study finds | Newsworks / WHYY So has it come to pass that, after the great push for integration of the Civil Rights years and the subsequent rise of identity politics, we've all internalized Jim Crow? Or is something else afoot?