Ithaca’s superintendent denies claims of segregation at school events

Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown has denied the Equal Protection Project’s allegations that the school district’s Students of Color United (SOCU) Summit is racially segregated.

The claims were made by William A. Jacobson, founder of the group, who argued that the event violated Supreme Court rulings against segregation.

Brown responded to a May 28 school board meeting, as reported by The Ithaca Journal, emphasizing that the SOCU Summit, which brings students together for team building and discussions, is inclusive.

Jacobson, a professor at Cornell Law School, stated that previous summits have been racially exclusive and called on the school district to make all events open to all.