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ERIC Number: EJ746354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 144
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action and Back Again: A Critical Race Discussion of Racialized Rationales and Access to Higher Education
Yosso, Tara J.; Parker, Laurence; Solorzano, Daniel G.; Lynn, Marvin
Review of Research in Education, v28 p1-25 2004
In this chapter, the authors outline critical race theory (CRT) as an analytical framework that originated in schools of law to examine and challenge the continuing significance of race and racism in U.S. society. They then describe the CRT framework within the field of education. CRT scholarship offers an explanatory structure that accounts for the role of race and racism in education and works toward identifying and challenging racism as part of a larger goal of identifying and challenging other forms of subordination. Next, with the historical backdrop of "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954), they address the debates over affirmative action in higher education evidenced in "Bakke v. Regents of the University of California" (1978) and "Grutter v. Bollinger" (2003). [This article represents Chapter 1 of "'Brown's' Influence on Education and Education Research: Critical Insights, Uneven Implementation, and Unanticipated Consequences," "Review of Research in Education," v28, 2004 (EJ748129).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Brown v Board of Education; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al