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The Science and Law of School Segregation and Diversity
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The Science and Law of School Segregation and Diversity

Roger J.R. Levesque


The law does not square with people’s experiences of segregation and diversity. An empirical look at the legal system’s effectiveness in addressing school segregation reveals, from a practical perspective, that segregation persists and even surpasses levels before the civil rights movement. Yet, the legal system continues as though segregation is a thing of the past. Even more bizarre, the negative effects of racial and ethnic disparities in schooling are well documented, and the legal system compels itself to ignore much of them. To exacerbate matters, legal analysts increasingly interpret th ... More

Keywords: segregation, schooling, diversity, youth development, adolescence, equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190633639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190633639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger J.R. Levesque, author
Professor of Criminal Justice and Professor of Law, Indiana University