The Institutionalization of Segregationist Academies in America

Brown v. Board of Education is considered a crowning achievement of racial equality yet, to date, there remains marked racial segregation in U.S. public schools. One explanation for continuing segregation lies in the reproduction of racialized institutions initially designed to preserve the color line.
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The elite preservation of hierarchical advantage with linkages to former plantation economies, a legacy of lynching, and organization of white countermovement groups in response to civil rights mobilization are responsible for the preservation of racism in systems of education and employment. The reproduction of racialized institutions through organizational creation and adaptation underscore the continuing relevance of spatial and temporal context in shaping specific manifestations of the color line.

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