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6-2 Discussion: Supporting a Thesis Statement Hello Everyone! I chose the thesis statement: In the long run, busing hurt Boston because it led to violent racial strife, contributed to white flight, and damaged the quality of the public-school system. As I could have gone with the other thesis statement to talk about how the Boston busing crisis helped to provide equality, I felt that this crisis was just that - a crisis. Yes, we know that it did eventually help to “desegregated the school system, providing equal educational opportunity for minority students, and set the stage for racial healing and an improved racial climate in the twenty-first century”. However, it is very obvious that the crisis did led to violent racial strife, contributed to white flight, and damaged the quality of the public-school system. It is a statistical fact that 80% of the people in Boston were against busing. Mayor Kevin White stated, “ If Boston were a sovereign state, busing would be cause for a revolution" (Richer, 1998).

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