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Merritt, Deborah Jones – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
"Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) is one of the greatest achievements of the American judicial system. It decisively declared racial segregation in the schools unconstitutional, inaugurating the modern civil rights era. In addition to advancing equality, "Brown" initiated a new type of judicial decision making. After…
Descriptors: Judges, Courts, Racial Segregation, Lawyers
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Verdun, Vincene – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
The hearts and minds of the American people have been won over on the issue of segregation. However, the dilemma is that while an overwhelming majority of Americans would cringe at the idea of a racially segregated America, America remains racially segregated and racial equality is more ideal than real. Even though there is almost no legal…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Racial Integration, Affirmative Action, Racial Segregation
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Negro Educational Review, 1985
Contains five essays and editorial on the theme of Black/white alliances, 1941-1983. Topics discussed include a look back at slavery, rhetorical alliances in the Civil Rights era, how the nature of legal arguments limits Black educational advancement, political alliances, and religious alliances. (CMG)
Descriptors: Activism, Affirmative Action, Black Influences, Blacks
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Foster, Lorn S. – Negro Educational Review, 1984
Examined differences in amount of Black representation on Southern school boards when one or more objections to electoral district changes have been filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Section Five of the Voting Rights Act. Found that demographic and social data do not explain DOJ objections filed against the boards. (CJM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Boards of Education, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education