Reading Writing and Race

Reading  Writing and Race

He joined the school boxing team, and in 1933, a Charlotte Observer sportswriter singled him out for his spirit and courage in the ring despite his small stature. Almost forty years later, at the height of the Charlotte busing ...

Author: Davison M. Douglas

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469606484

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Using Charlotte, North Carolina, as a case study of the dynamics of racial change in the 'moderate' South, Davison Douglas analyzes the desegregation of the city's public schools from the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision through the early 1970s, when the city embarked upon the most ambitious school busing plan in the nation. In charting the path of racial change, Douglas considers the relative efficacy of the black community's use of public demonstrations and litigation to force desegregation. He also evaluates the role of the city's white business community, which was concerned with preserving Charlotte's image as a racially moderate city, in facilitating racial gains. Charlotte's white leadership, anxious to avoid economically damaging racial conflict, engaged in early but decidedly token integration in the late 1950s and early 1960s in response to the black community's public protest and litigation efforts. The insistence in the late 1960s on widespread busing, however, posed integration demands of an entirely different magnitude. As Douglas shows, the city's white leaders initially resisted the call for busing but eventually relented because they recognized the importance of a stable school system to the city's continued prosperity.
Categories: Social Science

Reading Writing Race

Reading  Writing   Race

Using Charlotte, North Carolina, as a case study of the dynamics of racial change in the 'moderate' South, Davison Douglas analyzes the desegregation of the city's public schools from the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v.

Author: Davison M. Douglas

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807845299

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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Using Charlotte, North Carolina, as a case study of the dynamics of racial change in the 'moderate' South, Davison Douglas analyzes the desegregation of the city's public schools from the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision th
Categories: Social Science

Henry James and the Writing of Race and Nation

Henry James and the Writing of Race and Nation

This 1996 book describes a new Henry James who, rather than being paraded as a beacon of high culture, actually expresses a nuanced understanding of, and engagement with, popular culture.

Author: Sara Blair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521497507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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This 1996 book describes a new Henry James who, rather than being paraded as a beacon of high culture, actually expresses a nuanced understanding of, and engagement with, popular culture. Arguing against recent trends in critical studies which locate racial resistance in popular culture, Sara Blair uncovers this resistance within literature and high modernism. She analyses a variety of texts from early travel writing to The Princess Casamassima, The American Scene and The Tragic Muse, always setting the scene through descriptions of key events of the time such as Jack the Ripper's murders. Blair makes a powerful case for reading James with a sense of sustained contradiction and her project absorbingly argues for the historical and ongoing importance of literary texts and discourses to the study of culture and cultural value.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women and Race in Contemporary U S Writing

Women and Race in Contemporary U S  Writing

Conversely, theories of interracial reading can help us analyze autobiographers' processes of reading and writing women of another race. Furthermore, these relationships show the importance of race as a factor in the author's own ...

Author: K. Lynch Reames

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230603356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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This study discovers how contemporary writers have imagined possible relationships between African American and white women that overcome the stereotypical patterns of racism, using novels and autobiographies and focusing on works by William Faulkner, Lillian Hellman, Audre Lorde, Kaye Gibbons, Elizabeth Cox, Sherley Anne Wiliams, and Toni Morrison
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers

Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers

This collection seeks both to show the ethical effects of narrative form on individual readers and to foster reconceptualizations of narrative theory that account for the workings of race within literature and culture.

Author: Jean Wyatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429581359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Contemporary African American and Black British Women Writers: Narrative, Race, Ethics brings together British and American scholars to explore how, in texts by contemporary black women writers in the U. S. and Britain, formal narrative techniques express new understandings of race or stimulate ethical thinking about race in a reader. Taken together, the essays also demonstrate that black women writers from both sides of the Atlantic borrow formal structures and literary techniques from one another to describe the workings of structural racism in the daily lives of black subjects and to provoke readers to think anew about race. Narratology has only recently begun to use race as a category of narrative theory. This collection seeks both to show the ethical effects of narrative form on individual readers and to foster reconceptualizations of narrative theory that account for the workings of race within literature and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Voyages to Carolina

New Voyages to Carolina

Douglas, Reading, Writing, and Race, 113–14. 92. Gary Orfield, “The 1964 Civil Rights Act and American Education,” in Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, ed. Bernard Grofman (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2000), ...

Author: Larry E. Tise

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469634609

Category: History

Page: 424

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New Voyages to Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. The volume provides new lenses and provocative possibilities for reimagining the state's past. Transcending traditional markers of wars and elections, the contributors map out a new chronology encompassing geological realities; the unappreciated presence of Indians, blacks, and women; religious and cultural influences; and abiding preferences for industrial development within the limits of "progressive" politics. While challenging traditional story lines, the authors frame a candid tale of the state's development. Contributors: Dorothea V. Ames, East Carolina University Karl E. Campbell, Appalachian State University James C. Cobb, University of Georgia Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Stephen Feeley, McDaniel College Jerry Gershenhorn, North Carolina Central University Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Yale University Patrick Huber, Missouri University of Science and Technology Charles F. Irons, Elon University David Moore, Warren Wilson College Michael Leroy Oberg, State University of New York, College at Geneseo Stanley R. Riggs, East Carolina University Richard D. Starnes, Western Carolina University Carole Watterson Troxler, Elon University Bradford J. Wood, Eastern Kentucky University Karin Zipf, East Carolina University
Categories: History

Race Equity and Education

Race  Equity  and Education

Reading, writing, and race: The desegregation of the Charlotte schools. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press. Duncombe, W. D., & Yinger, J. M. (2010). School district consolidation: The benefits and costs.

Author: Pedro Noguera

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319237725

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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This powerful and timely analysis takes stock of race and education sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision. This volume examines education as one of the most visible markers for racial disparities in the US as well as one of its most visible frontiers for racial justice. Featuring original research, educators’ insights, and perspectives from communities of color, it documents the complex impact of social/educational policy on social progress. Chapters on charter schools, curriculum content, performance measurement, and disproportionalities in special education referrals shed light on entrenched inequities that must be confronted. The book also makes it clear that leveling the playing field calls for not only better schools, but also addressing pervasive social problems such as poverty and housing segregation. Included in the coverage: School Policy is Housing Policy: Deconcentrating Disadvantage to Address the Achievement Gap. Charter Schooling, Race Politics, and an Appeal to History. The Data Quality Movement for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: an unresolved civil rights issue. Critical Ethnic Studies in High School Classrooms: Academic Achievement via Social Action. Mexican American Educational Stagnation: The Role of Generational Status, Parental Narratives and Educator Mes sages. p/pp Pinpointing crucial issues and opportunities for solutions, Race, Equity, and Education has immediate salience for educators and researchers studying the intersection of race and education.
Categories: Social Science

Education Reform in Florida

Education Reform in Florida

Davison Douglas , Reading , Writing , and Race : The Desegregation of Charlotte Schools ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1995 ) , 125 . 41. Couch , A History of the Fifth Circuit , 126 . 42. Couch , Ibid . , 127.

Author: Kathryn M. Borman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791469840

Category: Education

Page: 294

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Describes and analyzes nation-leading school reforms in Florida.
Categories: Education

The Columbian Covenant Race and the Writing of American History

The Columbian Covenant  Race and the Writing of American History

Friedman, John B. The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought. ... “Writing 'Race' andthe Difference it Makes,” “Race,” Writing, and Difference. ... JeanRhys's Historical Imagination:Reading and Writing theCreole.

Author: James Carson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137438638

Category: History

Page: 127

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This provocative analysis of American historiography argues that when scholars use modern racial language to articulate past histories of race and society, they collapse different historical signs of skin color into a transhistorical and essentialist notion of race that implicates their work in the very racial categories they seek to transcend.
Categories: History

Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Social Studies and Civic Education

Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Social Studies and Civic Education

Reading, writing, and race: Literacy practices of teachers in diverse classrooms. In T. L. McCarty (Ed.), Language, literacy, and power in schooling (pp. 133–50). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA). Ladson-Billings, G. (1995).

Author: Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793602152

Category: Education

Page: 358

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This book focuses on multicultural curriculum transformation in social students and civic education subject areas. The discussion of each area outlines critical considerations for multicultural curriculum transformation for the area by grade level and then by eight organizing tools, including content standards, relationships with and among students and their families, and evaluation of student learning and teaching effectiveness. The volume is designed to speak with PK-12 teachers as colleagues in the multicultural curriculum transformation work. Readers are exposed to “things to think about,” but also given curricular examples to work with or from in going about the actual, concrete work of curriculum change. This work supports PK-12 teachers to independently multiculturally adapt existing curriculum, to create new multicultural curriculum differentiated by content areas and grade levels, and by providing ample examples of what such multicultural transformed social studies and civic education curricula looks like in practice.
Categories: Education