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Ithaca superintendent denies claims of segregation at school event

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Ithaca City School District Superintendent Luvelle Brown has denied allegations from the Equal Protection Project 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.

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

Jacobson, a Cornell Law School professor, stated that previous summits were racially exclusive and called for the school district to make all events open to everyone.