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ERIC Number: ED041969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-3
Pages: 15
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Integration or Separatism in Education: K-12.
Wilcox, Preston
The most basic reason why blacks are rejecting integrated education is that such education is incapicitating in terms of understanding and alleviating the black condition. Negro Americans educated in white institutions are turned against their own people; they become advocates for oppression of blacks, not advocates against their oppression. Education for humanism is far more relevant than intergrated education, or even separatist education. Integrated education has largely been a subterfuge; little systematic effort has been undertaken to help black and white students relate as equals. Looking at events of the recent past, it is clear that decentralized systems tend to replicate centralized ones except for size; the effective decisions continue to be made centrally. Students both black and white, are agitating for the right to identify decisions about their lives which no one can make for them. Such decision-making should be along cultural lines. A multicultural institution cannot exist without multicultural control. Finally, there is need to deliberately work out a meaningful linkage between the school and the community. The content of the in-school curriculum should draw heavily upon the content of the community experience. (RJ)
Afram Associates, Inc., 103 E. 125th Street, New York, N.Y. 10035 ($2.00)
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