by Storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin
Andy experienced school desegregation in the 1960s but students were “tracked” which led to a more subtle form of segregation. However, racial tracking led Andy to unexpected friendships.
- How did legislation such as Brown v Board of Education bring about real social change?
- Do you think schools would have ever integrated without being forced to by law?
- How can tracking lower the expectations of students’ achievement?
- What legislation and school policies do you think are needed today?
- After “Brown”: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation by Charles T. Clotfelter
- Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality by Jeannie Oakes
- A list of popular books on segregation:https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/segregation
- African American/Black History
- Crossing Cultures
- Education and Life Lessons
- European American/Whites
- Family and Childhood
- Stereotypes and Discrimination