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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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(p.81) Five “A Tangle of Pathology”: The Color of Mind Takes a Cultural Turn
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The Color of Mind
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Derrick Darby

John L. Rury

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0006

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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