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ERIC Number: EJ953259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
A Mere Footnote? "An American Dilemma" and Supreme Court School Desegregation Jurisprudence
Crawford, Jon G.; O'Neill, Linda J.
Peabody Journal of Education, v86 n5 p506-528 2011
This article provides historical and legal context for recent U.S. Supreme Court school desegregation decisions. The Supreme Court's race-based and race-neutral arguments from "Brown" (1954) to "Parents Involved" (2007) are examined within their broader context. Policy implications and potential support for diversity goal arguments given the Obama administration's appointments of Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan as the 111th and 112th Supreme Court Justices are considered in light of enduring issues and guiding ideals delineated over half a century ago in Gunnar Myrdal's landmark study of race in the United States, "An American Dilemma." (Contains 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Milliken v Bradley; Missouri v Jenkins; Plessy v Ferguson; Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School District