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The Color of MindWhy the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice$
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Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226525211

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.001.0001

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What School Leaders Need to Know

What School Leaders Need to Know

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction What School Leaders Need to Know
Source:
The Color of Mind
Author(s):

Derrick Darby

John L. Rury

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0001

The introduction sets up the main issues of the book, which argues that the "Color of Mind" has served to rationalize racially exclusionary school practices and unequal educational opportunities, and the effects of these, in turn, have worked to sustain this racial ideology, making the Color of Mind and educational inequality mutually reinforcing. The authors further argue that the Color of Mind is the rotten foundation of black-white educational achievement gaps and educational opportunity gaps in the United States.

Keywords:   Color of Mind, exclusionary practices, racial ideology, educational inequality, black-white achievement gap, United States school system

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