Visiting scholar says yes.
By Rebecca McCarthy
Email the author
In Athens, where most of the population is white, the public school system is more than 60 percent minority. This statistic routinely prompts some white families to flee to private school or into neighboring counties, like Oconee, which is less than five percent black.
Full Story: http://athens.patch.com/articles/advantages-of-attending-a-racially-diverse-school