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ERIC Number: EJ864825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Race as a Social Construct: The Impact on Education
Dorris, Ronald
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2009 n1 2009
Today as part of the network of globalization, the United States is trailing through the 21st century on the note of an unfinished past. As a legally segregated entity of United States citizenry from 1896-1954, people of African descent largely would be on their own when it came to creating a positive self-image. Those who genuinely sought to contribute to a climate for change and growth were hopeful that experimentation with democracy at the expense of Africans in the United States eventually would cease. When the Supreme Court "Plessy v. Ferguson" (1896) ruling that had rendered "separate but equal" was overturned with "Brown v. Board of Education-Topeka, KS" (1954), the latter opinion for the majority informed desegregation relative to education would go forward "with all deliberate speed." Given those deliberately throwing roadblocks at speed instead of speeding up a process would slow down that process for years to come. In addition to the snail pace, another major development was unfolding. The United States closed out domestic social involvement in the 20th century by shifting policy from a banner of "segregation" to "de-segregation" and not to "integration". Hence policy central to equitable and quality education remains unaligned with human rights in the 21st century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States