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ERIC Number: ED019329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb
Pages: 1
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SEGREGATED SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY.
CLARK, KENNETH B.
TESTIMONY WAS PRESENTED BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT WHICH INDICATED THAT RACIAL SEGREGATION AND DISCRIMINATION DAMAGE THE PERSONALITIES OF ALL CHILDREN. ALTHOUGH THIS TESTIMONY WAS PRESENTED IN REFERENCE TO DE JURE SCHOOL SEGREGATION, IT IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT THE SAME KIND OF DAMAGE IS DONE TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO ATTEND DE FACTO SCHOOLS, SUCH AS THOSE IN THE HARLEM AREA OF NEW YORK CITY. AS THE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS BECOME INCREASINGLY SEGREGATED, EVIDENCE ACCUMULATES THAT THE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND ACHIEVEMENT OF NEGRO CHILDREN ARE RAPIDLY DECLINING. THE PROBLEMS MET BY THE CHILDREN IN THESE SCHOOLS ARE NOT PRIMARILY THOSE OF OUTRIGHT DISCRIMINATION BUT RATHER REFLECT THE MORE COMPLEX AND SUBTLE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF SEGREGATION, LIKE THE FALLACIOUS STEREOTYPING OF NEGRO CHILDREN AS INTELLECTUALLY LIMITED. IF THESE PROBLEMS ARE NOT SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED, THEN THE GAINS MADE BY MINORITY GROUPS IN EMPLOYMENT, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND HOUSING WILL BE MEANINGLESS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY," VOLUME 36, NUMBER 6, FEBRUARY 1963, P. 245-250. (DK)
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Identifiers: New York (Harlem)