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ERIC Number: ED018516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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DESEGREGATION IN SOUTHERN HIGHER EDUCATION.
JOHNSON, GUY B.
BOTH THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF DESEGREGATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE SOUTH IS IMPROVING, ALTHOUGH THE EXTENT OF IMPROVEMENT VARIES ACCORDING TO REGION. AT PRESENT, ABOUT 72 PERCENT OF WHITE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE SOUTH HAVE BEEN DESEGREGATED AND ARE NOW ATTENDED BY A TOTAL OF 10,000 NEGRO STUDENTS. FEWER CHURCH AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS HAVE BEEN DESEGREGATED. THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT RATE IN INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS VARIES, WITH UP TO 400 NEGROES ATTENDING CERTAIN BORDER STATE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND AS FEW AS FIVE NEGRO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOME DEEP SOUTH "WHITE" SCHOOLS. DISCRIMINATION, HOWEVER, IS NOT CONSIDERED THE MAJOR CAUSE OF LOW NEGRO ENROLLMENT IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS. NEGRO STUDENTS ARE RELUCTANT TO ENROLL BECAUSE THEY FEEL UNPREPARED FOR THE ACADEMIC COMPETITION AND INTERRACIAL INTERACTION. HOWEVER THOSE WHO HAVE INTEGRATED GENERALLY TEND TO PARTICIPATE FREELY IN SCHOOL OFFERINGS AND HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO CLASSROOM FACILITIES. THE DESEGREGATION OF A WHITE INSTITUTION TENDS TO AID DESEGREGATION IN THE COMMUNITY. ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO THE PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY AMONG STUDENTS AND THE INTEGRATION OF FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF, AND TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN NEGRO COLLEGES. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "HIGHER EDUCATION," VOLUME 20, NUMBER 9, JUNE 1964. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States (Border States); United States (South)