Re-Weaving the Social Fabric through Integrated Schools: How Intergroup Contact Prepares Youth to Thrive in a Multiracial Society

May 2018

Schools remain one of the few social institutions that have the potential to bring youth together across racial and ethnic lines.
New social science research demonstrates the importance of fostering sustained interracial contact between youth in order to
prepare them to thrive in a multiracial society. This brief aims to summarize much of this new evidence, with special attention to
its practical implications for the social relations and contexts within schools.

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