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ERIC Number: EJ1019208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Rawlsian Justice and the Ayers Settlement
Chambers, Crystal Renée
Educational Policy, v27 n6 p898-922 Nov 2013
In 2004 a near 30-year legal battle over higher education desegregation in Mississippi was settled with the state's historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to receive US$503 million over the course of 17 years. Nearly 65% of this funding is directed toward the recruitment and support of White students, with a significant share of endowment funding tied to the attainment and maintenance of 10% non-Black enrollments. To analyze the fairness of this settlement, I use the theoretical framework of justice as fairness and apply the tenets of Rawlsian theory. I find a mismatch between settlement terms and justice as fairness. Thus, as Rawls predicts, while the settlement is final, it fails to bring closure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adams v Califano; Adams v Richardson; Brown v Board of Education; Civil Rights Act 1964; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title IV; United States v Fordice