Accounting for Racial Differences in School Attendance in the American South, 1900: The Role of Separate-but-Equal
Everyone knows that public school officials in the American South violated the Supreme Court's separate-but-equal decision. But did the violations matter? Yes, enforcement of separate-but-equal would have narrowed racial differences in school attendance in the early-twentieth-century South. But separate-but-equal was not enough. Black children still would have attended school less often than white children because black parents were poorer and less literate than white parents. Copyright 1987 by MIT Press.
Volume (Year): 69 (1987)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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