of the grand experiment. I'd say those who devised the plan had their hearts in the right place but left their brains in the attic. My High School had maybe a dozen black students out of nearly 1000 students but this was before busing. Racial problems were only something we heard of elsewhere as all of us just got along without even thinking about it. Ignorance was bliss. When busing started in the larger city, most of the problems were logistic ones and these affected parents enough that many sought alternative schools so as to keep their children within easier transportation distance. Of course these people were labeled as being racist though, in most cases, it was far from the truth. I could believe that forced busing did more harm to race relations than it did good. We'd have been better off, IMO, had we allowed the races to mingle gradually than forcing it all at once. Unfortunately, that wouldn't have been sufficient for some of the people of that day who wanted more in their own lifetimes. That's just not always possible.