Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements
 

The Southern Case for School Segregation


reviewed by Ruth Landes - 1963

coverTitle: The Southern Case for School Segregation
Author(s): J. J. Kilpatrick
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
Search for book at Amazon.com

This partisan, heated book by a Virginia newspaperman strains to show that the Negro always has been "inferior," that the South justifiably wants generalized race discrimination, and that the 1954 Supreme Court Decision is wrong and bad. Kilpatrick's first section attacks individual scholars, from Franz Boas on, whose research supported the 1954 decision. Thus, "Miss" Ruth Benedict "girlishly cries," "is fairly transported," and "belong(s) in a ... very small footnote." Ashley Montagu is "a monstrously irritating man." The "entire school of Franz Boas . . . holds . . . in some cases almost hysterically" that culture explains much Negro achievement. Gunnar Myrdal's "specious and shabby rationalizations based upon 'discrimination' simply will not hold up. . . ." Kilpatrick never considers how Negroes, admittedly Americans, can be equably involved with the American society they helped create and support. Stressing Negroes' low scores on various formal tests, he never relates them to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase The Southern Case for School Segregation
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 8, 1963, p. 734-734
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2966, Date Accessed: 11/30/2020 12:25:37 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
 
 
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS