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ERIC Number: EJ780940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Interdistrict Transfers, Latino/White School Segregation, and Institutional Racism in a Small California Town
Prins, Esther
Journal of Latinos and Education, v6 n4 p285-308 Sep 2007
This article examines how the interdistrict transfer of White students from a majority-Latino school to a majority-White school increased school segregation in a small California town. The article argues that White parents' decisions to transfer their children, coupled with the sending school district's decision to allow the transfers, constituted institutional racism, as these practices further segregated Latino/a students in a high-poverty school. Qualitative data reveal that many of the transfer families were prejudiced toward Latino/a children and families, and ethnographic data show how local race relations, historical events, and the relationship between the school and the district contributed to segregation. (Contains 5 footnotes and 4 tables.) [A previous version of this article was presented at the Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference (Pullman, Washington, March 2005).]
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California