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ERIC Number: EJ1175102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
"Cowan," Whiteness, Resistance to "Brown," and the Persistence of the Past
Donnor, Jamel K.
Peabody Journal of Education, v93 n1 p23-37 2018
In this paper, I examine the use of litigation as a strategic tool of resistance for thwarting school desegregation. Utilizing "Cowan v. Bolivar County Board of Education" as a case study, I argue that, despite losing the constitutional right to racially segregate public schools according to an explicit white supremacist doctrine, whites in Bolivar County, Mississippi, were successful in stemming the impending tide of social change associated with school desegregation through litigation. Litigious resistance not only provided southern whites with a racially moderate epistemology for undermining school desegregation regionally, but their legal challenges to school desegregation also laid the groundwork for non-southern white animus toward all federal education policies that promoted racial inclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
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