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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2018
As the early twentieth century's restrictive social policies and poor economic conditions relegated African Americans in St. Louis, Mo. to high poverty neighborhoods, parents were forced to enroll their children in substandard segregated schools. Meanwhile the African American population increased in size from 108,765 (11.4 percent) in 1940 to…
Descriptors: Community Education, Personal Narratives, African Americans, School Segregation
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Luckett, Robert, Jr. – Journal of School Choice, 2016
In 1956, southern Congressmen signed the Southern Manifesto, rejecting the Supreme Court's "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling. This moment, in the general American consciousness, marked the rise of White massive resistance to Black advancement, a racist foray doomed to be swept aside by civil rights forces and a determined federal…
Descriptors: Position Papers, State Policy, Racial Discrimination, Court Litigation
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Tienda, Marta – Educational Researcher, 2013
I argue that enrollment of a diverse student body is but a pragmatic first step toward the broader social goal of inclusion and ask whether motives for campus diversification are aligned with pedagogic goals. I address this question by focusing on inclusion, namely, organizational strategies and practices that promote meaningful social and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inclusion, Racial Integration, Student Diversity
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Lynn, Marvin; Jennings, Michael E.; Hughes, Sherick – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2013
In this article, we attempt to honor the rich legacy of Derrick Bell by detailing how exploring his specific contributions to critical race theory (CRT) provided lessons for developing and refining critical race pedagogy (CRP). We examine Bell's racial realism thesis in connection with his pedagogical work. In doing so, we find that he was as…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Social Theories, Racial Relations, Racial Bias
Smith, Susan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
The homepage of the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) features a smiling photo of Abigail Fisher, the young White woman at the center of "Fisher v. the University of Texas," which could end race as a criterion in university admissions. Edward Blum, founder of POFR, a conservative advocacy group, connected Fisher with Wiley Rein LLP,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Lawyers, Affirmative Action
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Travis, Jon E. – Thought & Action, 2012
When these inequities began to change in the 20th century, due in part to the sweeping court-ordered integration following Brown v. Board of Education and the simultaneous expansion of public colleges and universities, all citizens began to gain access to educational achievement and, as a result, true access to the American power structure. The…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Governance
Smith, Susan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Before Heman Sweatt, an African-American from Houston, won his lawsuit to attend the University of Texas (UT) School of Law, Carlos Cadena, a Mexican-American from San Antonio, was among its brightest students. Cadena graduated summa cum laude from the law school in 1940, a decade before Sweatt's lawsuit forced UT to open its graduate and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Mexican American Education
Jennings, Jack – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
With the triumph of Tea Party candidates and other conservatives in 2010, many in the new Congress are pressing to get the federal government out of education. Eliminating or curtailing federal involvement in education would be a wrong-headed, simplistic move for several reasons: (1) It ignores the nation's history; (2) It would erode the state…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Politics of Education, Public Education, United States History
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Gasman, Marybeth; Lundy-Wagner, Valerie; Ransom, Tafaya; Bowman, Nelson, III – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2010
This book is organized into nine chapters. First the authors provide a historical overview of historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs), examining their founding as well as the role of African Americans, missionaries, and industrial philanthropists in their development. They also look at how these institutions have changed over time,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational History, Educational Change, School Desegregation
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Gilbert, Juan – Journal of College Admission, 2008
After the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the University of Michigan admission cases, which struck down racial preferences and quotas in Michigan's undergraduate and law school admission, several groups have challenged race-conscious admission, school placement policies and academic support programs. Even the federal government has challenged…
Descriptors: Race, Law Schools, Computer Software, Affirmative Action
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Cunniff, Daniel T. – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2007
This paper addressed the need for continued awareness on the part of Educational Administrators as to their legal responsibilities as instructional leaders and custodians of the students under their supervision. Research revealed that school administrators unknowingly are violating the law everyday. Courts are keeping a close eye on school…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment, Courts, Court Litigation
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Carter, Robert L. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
Judge Robert L. Carter submits this article on "Brown's" legacy in recognition of the invaluable role "The Journal of Negro Education" has played in this fight; it served as a forum for academic discussion and helped facilitate the development of creative strategies. Over the past seventy-five years "The Journal" has…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Court Litigation, Racial Discrimination, African American History
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Rector, Theresa L. A. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
Theresa Rector spent 13 years working with Charles H. Thompson during the height of "The Journal's" contribution to educational and political achievements of the early 1950s and 1960s. Crucial to the legacy of "The Journal" was the "Brown v. Board of Education" landmark case and all the political pundits who…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, African American Education, Administrators, Federal Legislation
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Saravanabhavan, Rc – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
My sojourn at "The Journal" (from April 2001 through June 2004) was one of great challenges that gradually culminated into huge accomplishments! Looking back, it gives me immense joy to have served as the Editor-in-Chief and become a small part of "The Journal's" history. This article presents a historical overview for the…
Descriptors: Editing, Content Analysis, Higher Education, Journal Articles
Watson, Jamal – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
Opponents of higher education affirmative action programs are gearing up to launch their largest attack in recent years. The planned assault comes in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that severely limited the use of race in K-12 integration plans. It was Ward Connerly, the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, a…
Descriptors: Race, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Affirmative Action
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