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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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“A Tangle of Pathology”: The Color of Mind Takes a Cultural Turn

“A Tangle of Pathology”: The Color of Mind Takes a Cultural Turn

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The Color of Mind

Derrick Darby

John L. Rury

University of Chicago Press

This chapter tells the story of how an understanding of the Color of Mind as marking heritable differences between the races evolved into a cultural interpretation of them. This development, which liberal supporters of desegregation and racial equality helped to expedite, has had consequences for black education that endure today.

Keywords:   Moynihan Report, No Child Left Behind, culturally deprived, Bell Curve, affirmative action, equalization campaign, Brown v. Board of Education, accountability, desegregation, Carleton Putnam

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