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Title:Traces of a racist past: Uncovering pushout and North Carolina’s post-Brown educational politics
Author(s):Evans, M. Alex
Director of Research:Herrera, Linda
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Herrera, Linda
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Anderson, James D; Hopson, Rodney; Jefferson, Brian J
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):school pushout
school discipline
voting rights
police-free schools
police abolition
school-to-prison pipeline
Black Geography
Musical Discourse Analysis
Abstract:This study examines North Carolina’s past educational politics from the desegregation era as a means to better contextualize its modern-day school pushout crisis. It marks desegregation as the bedrock for racialized school pushout as white resistance to integration proved difficult and at times dangerous for Black students as they entered formerly all-white educational spaces. As modern Black students are continually suspended from schools at racially disproportionate rates, the study seeks to gain a better understanding of the social and political context that allows for the racial disparities to persist. The study pinpoints Black North Carolinians’ struggle for voting rights crucial for analysis as it can be correlated with the struggle to keep Black students in schools, as concurrent a form of racialized disenfranchisement. With North Carolina at the center of major legal battles concerning voting rights at the time of this writing, this study examines modern-day advocacy and takes a look back to advocacy prior to the Voting Rights of 1965.
Issue Date:2021-04-22
Rights Information:© 2021 M. Alex Evans
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-17
Date Deposited:2021-05

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