Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

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SILENT COVENANTS
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION
AND THE UNFULFILLED HOPES FOR RACIAL REFORM

DERRICK BELL

OXFORD
UNIVERSITY PRESS
2004

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  • Title Page *
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  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Plessy's Long Shadow 11
  • 2 - Brown's Half Light 14
  • 3 - An Alternative Scenario 20
  • 4 - The Racial-Sacrifice Covenants 29
  • 5 - The Interest-Convergence Covenants 49
  • 6 - Brown as an Anticommunist Decision 59
  • 7 - The Role of Fortuity in Racial Policy-Making 69
  • 8 - Racism's Economic Foundation 77
  • 9 - School Litigation in the Nineteenth Century 87
  • 10 - The School Desegregation Era 94
  • 11 - The End of the Brown Era 114
  • 12 - An Assessment 130
  • 13 - Affirmative Action and Racial Fortuity in Action 138
  • 14 - Searching for Effective Schools in the Post-Brown Era 160
  • 15 - Moving Beyond Racial Fortuity 180
  • Conclusion 194
  • Notes 203
  • Index 223
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