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ERIC Number: ED264345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Wisdom and Courage Can Often Prevent Horrible Consequences.
Reddick, Lawrence D.
Changes undergone by two formerly all-black colleges since the Brown decision are described in this anecdotal conference paper. Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo), once an outstanding liberal arts institution, has been transformed into a school that is now predominantly white and serves students who wish to qualify for jobs in fields such as nursing, food preparation, data processing, and merchandising. These changes have produced racial tension and great dissatisfaction to Blacks who remember Lincoln's former status. Next, similar effects of integration at West Virginia State College are detailed. West Virginia State has also become largely concentrated on vocational training. The end of liberal arts as central curriculum is a great loss for the Black students, community, and alumni, and indicative of a lack of concern for the futures of Black citizens. The Brown decision is to blame for these changes: although it represented a stride toward equality, the way this ruling was implemented was quite different from the intent of the court. (KH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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