Political Use of Racial Narratives: School Desegregation in Mobile, Alabama 1954-1997


reviewed by Anthony D. Greene - April 14, 2009

coverTitle: Political Use of Racial Narratives: School Desegregation in Mobile, Alabama 1954-1997
Author(s): Richard A. Pride
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign
ISBN: 0252027663, Pages: 336, Year: 2002
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With the 1954 Brown decision, the Supreme Court declared that separate schools for white and black children were inherently unequal. The premise behind the Brown decision was that resources in black and white schools were unequal, and as a consequence separate schools denied blacks access to future social, economic, and political resources. The resources that were readily accessible to whites did not equally translate in the lives of racial-ethnic minorities, particularly blacks. Desegregation plans were slow to manifest, and from the 1960s through the early 1990s increasing numbers of districts implemented either voluntary or court ordered desegregation plans as a means of creating more equal school systems. In fact, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (1964) required all districts that were historically segregated to voluntarily desegregate their school systems, even if they were not under court order (Douglas, 1995). Federal efforts were implanted to enforce school desegregation, however the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 14, 2009
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