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On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that separate educational facilities for blacks and whites are inherently "unequal" and, as such, violate the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education, sounded the death knell for legal segregation, but fifty years later, de facto segregation in America thrives. And Sheryll Cashin believes that it is getting worse.

The Failures of Integration is a provocative look at how segregation by race and class is ruining American democracy. Only a small minority of the affluent are truly living the American Dream, complete with attractive, job-rich suburbs, reasonably low taxes, good public schools, and little violent crime. For the remaining majority of Americans, segregation comes with stratospheric costs. In a society that sets up "winner" and "loser" communities and schools defined by race and class, racial minorities in particular are locked out of the "winner" column. African-Americans bear the heaviest burden.

Cashin argues that we need a transformation—a jettisoning of the now ingrained assumption that separation is acceptable—in order to solve the riddle of inequality in America. Our public policy choices must be premised on an integrationist vision if we are to achieve our highest aspiration and pursue the dream that America says it embraces: full and equal opportunity for all.

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"On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that separate educational facilities for blacks and whites are inherently ""unequal"" and, as such, violate the 14th Amendment."

About the Author

Sheryll Cashin was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, where her parents were political activists. She was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and served in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy. A Professor of Law at Georgetown University, she is a frequent television commentator on law, politics, and race relations.

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ISBN:
9781586483395
Author:
Cashin, Sheryll
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Equality -- United States.
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 16.5 oz

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