ERIC Number: EJ974746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
Whose Compelling Interest? The Ending of Desegregation and the Affirming of Racial Inequality in Education
Donnor, Jamel K.
Education and Urban Society, v44 n5 p535-552 Sep 2012
This article provides a critical race analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to declare voluntary public school integration unconstitutional in Parents v. Seattle School District No.1. The author contends that the high Court used a perpetrator perspective of racial discrimination to privilege the self-interests of white families over students of color opportunity to attend the Seattle metropolitan area's top public high school. This paper not only explains how the decision locks-in racial inequity in education, but also, how education policies created to improve the learning opportunities for students of color are resisted, and ultimately thwarted by Whites. The article concludes with a discussion for the continuance of race as a proportional instrument to achieve equity in education.
Descriptors: Race, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Racial Discrimination, Metropolitan Areas, Educational Opportunities, Critical Theory, Court Litigation, White Students, Minority Group Students, Public Schools, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Washington