'After Brown' Book Review by Master Researcher

'After Brown'
A review of the book 'After Brown' by Charles T. Clotfelter.
# 88857 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Law (Civil) , Education (Social Issues) , Law (General) , Education (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General) , Ethics (General)


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This paper discusses the book "After Brown" by Charles T. Clotfelter, noting how the author tells the story of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and its aftermath. It further suggests that many of the gains made early were later lost and that the underlying dedication to achieving school desegregation gave way later to efforts by many whites to undercut such gains and to separate their children from the public school system entirely or to reduce the effects of desegregation through white flight, battles against busing, and the elevation of the neighborhood school as a goal.

From the Paper:

"In the book 'After Brown', Clotfelter (2004) tells the story of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and its aftermath, suggesting that many of the gains made early were later lost and that the underlying dedication to achieving school desegregation gave way later to efforts by many whites to undercut such gains and to separate their children from the public school system entirely or to reduce the effects of desegregation through white flight, battles against busing, and the elevation of the neighborhood school as a goal. The decision in the 1954 court case was one of several forces at work in the early 1950s and into the 1960s that caused the Civil Rights Movement to develop. This major decision was supposed to be implemented "with all deliberate speed," according to the decision itself. "

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'After Brown' (2006, December 01) Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/after-brown-88857/

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