According to the National Opinion Research Center, 90% of whites now believe in the principle of integration.

June
In Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), the Supreme Court holds that Texas May not deny free public education to the children of illegal immigrants.

In Washington v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1, 458 U.S. 457 (1982), the Supreme Court strikes down a popular initiative that prevented school boards from ordering busing. However, in Crawford v. Los Angeles Board of Education, 458 U.S. 527 (1982), the Court upholds a California constitutional amendment that limited judicial power to order busing.

November
After renouncing segregation, George Wallace is re-elected as Governor of Alabama, this time with the support of a majority of black voters.