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ERIC Number: EJ1043457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-161X
The Troublesome Legacy of "Brown v. Board of Education"
López, Gerardo R.; Burciaga, Rebeca
Educational Administration Quarterly, v50 n5 p796-811 Dec 2014
Purpose: This article reflects on the 60th anniversary of the "Brown v. Board of Education" Supreme Court decision while discussing the significant lessons learned from this and subsequent court decisions. Argument: In this article, we posit that a fundamentally different conversation surrounding the legacy of Brown is needed if we are to critically understand the past, present, and future of race relations as a backdrop to issues of segregated schooling in this country. Implications: The troublesome legacy of "Brown" provides a unique opportunity to interrogate why we, as a country, continue to have faith in this particular court decision as a remedy for racial inequality. We invite readers to symbolically "let go" of "Brown" in order to imagine new possibilities for racial justice, educational opportunity, and social reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1; Plessy v Ferguson
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