40 Years of DISD Desegregation." I was surprised that Dallas Independent School District forcibly desegregated its schools only nine years before my birth in 1971. I always thought desegregation happened a long, long time ago - long before I was born. However, in truth it happened in Dallas right before I was born- nine years is a very short period of time in the scheme of things.
This timeline gives me hope. Being born nine years after desegregation gave me a completely different perspective; I cannot relate to a segregated society. "One day" I hope my children won't be able to relate to society where gay people are legally "less than" their heterosexual counterparts.