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Silent Covenants Brown V. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

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ISBN-10: 0195182472

ISBN-13: 9780195182477

Edition: 2005

Authors: Derrick Bell

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When the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education was handed down in 1954, many civil rights advocates believed that the decision, which declared public school segregation unconstitutional, would become the Holy Grail of racial justice. Fifty years later, despite its legal irrelevance and the racially separate and educationally ineffective state of public schooling for most black children, Brown is still viewed by many as the perfect precedent. Here, Derrick Bell shatters the shining image of this celebrated ruling. He notes that, despite the onerous burdens of segregation, many black schools functioned well and racial bigotry had not rendered blacks a damaged race. He…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.82" wide x 5.59" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English