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ERIC Number: ED194656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Desegregation in the 80's: Concerns and Challenges for Public Education.
Akbar, Na'im
The underlying reason for the failure of United States schools to provide equal educational opportunity to black children can be found in the Brown v Board of Education decision, which was unwanted and written from the perspective that blacks are an inferior group. This discriminatory basis has caused resistance to school desegregation economically, politically, and socially. Statistics demonstrate that reluctant integration has resulted in a loss of role models and leadership positions within schools for black students. Change will be effected only if the underlying assumption that differences imply superior and inferior groups is abandoned. Americans should reaffirm their respect for human dignity and recommit themselves to American principles of the equality and inalienable rights of all human beings. (MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brown v Board of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Educational Equity Conference (5th, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 27-30, 1980).