Both Sides Now: The Story of School Desegregation's Graduates by Amy Stuart Wells, 9780520256781

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This is the untold story of a generation that experienced one of the most extraordinary chapters in our nation's history - school desegregation. Many have attempted to define desegregation, which peaked in the late 1970s, as either a success or a failure; surprisingly few have examined the experiences of the students who lived though it. Featuring the voices of blacks, whites, and Latinos who graduated in 1980 from racially diverse schools, "Both Sides Now" offers a powerful firsthand account of how desegregation affected students - during high school and later in life. Their stories, set in a rich social and historical context, underscore the manifold benefits of school desegregation while providing an essential perspective on the current backlash against it.

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Amy Stuart Wells is Professor of Sociology and Education,Teachers' College, Columbia University. Jennifer Jellison Holme is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy, University of Texas, Austin. Anita Tijerina Revilla is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Awo Korantemaa Atanda is Survey Specialist, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.


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