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ERIC Number: ED025549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-May
Pages: 11
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School Desegregation--Some Psychiatric Implications.
Bernard, Viola W.
Psychiatry, v21 n2 p149-158 May 1958
This article discusses the psychodynamics of Negro-white relations and the transitional stress which individuals experience in reaction to school desegregation. Described in particular are the negative implications of segregation and racial prejudices, both for those who discriminate and those who are discriminated against. It is noted that intergroup prejudice may stem from an individual's personal anxieties or childhood conditioning. The stereotyped idea of Negro inferiority, fears of intermarriage, and interracial sexual fears are specifically discussed, and a distinction is drawn between racial problems and the disguising of nonracial problems, such as socioeconomic and educational deprivation, by attributing them to race. To change these attitudes of prejudice within a community, educators, parents, community leaders and mental health personnel must evince firm leadership and a well-defined policy. (LB)
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Identifiers: Arkansas; Arkansas (Little Rock); Brown v Board of Education