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ERIC Number: EJ782107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Race, Education, and the Politics of Fear
Jackson, Barbara Loomis
Educational Policy, v22 n1 p130-154 2008
This article explores the legacies of the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" Supreme Court decision within the historical context of race relations in the United States. The pursuit by African Americans to exercise their rights of citizenship is described as influenced by the changing face of fear. The Supreme Court decisions that determined the status of African Americans provide the framework for the description of the strategies (e.g. litigation, community protest, and electoral politics that were used in the past). The last section looks to the future, assessing the current changes in the social and economic status of African Americans. Can education still make a difference and keep the promise of social justice, equity, and equality--the fundamental values on which the nation was founded--alive? Will new fears emerge even as some progress is made toward a more integrated society?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Fourteenth Amendment; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1; Milliken v Bradley; Plessy v Ferguson