Rice Prof on School Law Suit, 06/10/66: A Rice University professor comments on the impact of school segregation. He also discusses a pending lawsuit, most likely Broussard v. Houston Independent School District. Onesephor and Yvonne Broussard brought a civil rights suit against HISD on behalf of African-American students. The case took place in Judge Alan B. Hannay's courtroom. The Broussard family argued that the construction of new schools in predominately black neighborhoods perpetuated de facto segregation by preventing black and white students from integrating within schools beyond the residential perimeter. A characteristic of residential or neighborhood segregation, the creation of schools within specific neighborhoods reinforced the existing pattern of segregated schools. On July 13, Judge Hannay ruled against the plaintiffs, finding insufficient evidence that the school district acted against the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954). In this segment, the professor describes the dangers of "neighborhood policies" on African-American children, who do not receive the same treatment or quality of education as white students. Those who defend this phenomenon, such as HISD Superintendent Glenn Fletcher, argue that schools are merely placed within certain neighborhoods. Although United States District Court Judge Ben C. Connally ordered HISD to integrate beginning in 1960, the transformation was slow and often ineffective. It took Houston decades to completely desegregate its public schools, and questions of de facto segregation remain.