A practice in the United States that began in the 1960s (during the desegregation era). It took the desegregation of public schools one step further, by requiring some students to go to schools that were not the closest to their home, in order to provide a more uniform racial mix in the schools in an area. (Since school buses were provided for all such students, when they might often not need a bus to go to the nearest school, the practice earned the name "busing").

In the 1970s cities started phasing out busing, allowing the schools to return to their natural racial makeups, though it lingered longer in some places.

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