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Author P., Jackson John

Title Social Scientists for Social Justice : Making the Case against Segregation
Published New York : NYU Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (303 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Framing the Historical Problem; I Background; 2 The Study of Race between the Wars; 3 Effect of World War II on the Study of Racial Prejudice; II Forging the Alliance; 4 The American Jewish Congress; 5 Pre-Brown Litigation; III Brown Litigation; 6 Recruiting Expert Witnesses; 7 Testimony of the Experts; 8 Supreme Court Hearings and Decision, Brown I; 9 Supreme Court Hearings and Decision, Brown II; IV Dissolution; 10 Committee of Social Science Consultants; 11 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary In one of the twentieth century's landmark Supreme Court cases, Brown v. Board of Education, social scientists such as Kenneth Clark helped to convince the Supreme Court Justices of the debilitating psychological effects of racism and segregation. John P. Jackson, Jr., examines the well-known studies used in support of Brown, such as Clark's famous "doll tests," as well as decades of research on race which lead up to the case. Jackson reveals the struggles of social scientists in their effort to impact American law and policy on race and poverty and demonstrates that without these scientists
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Subject Brown, Oliver, 1918-1961 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education -- Trials, litigation, etc.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in education -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social engineering -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social justice -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social scientists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Genre/Form Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814743838
9780814743836