Fighting 'Demographic Destiny': A Legal Analysis of Attempts of the Strategies White Enclaves Might Use to Maintain School Segregation

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Erica Frankenberg

Pennsylvania State University

Preston Green

University of Connecticut

Steven Nelson

University of Memphis

Date Written: February 18, 2013

Abstract

This Article analyzes the legality of three approaches that white enclaves have used to perpetuate racial school segregation. Part I of this Article examines how white enclaves use Supreme Court precedent to mount legal challenges to deter voluntary school desegregation plans. Part II explains how white enclaves manipulate school assignment policies to maintain school segregation. Part III discusses how white enclaves increase their power over school boards through at-large elections.

Suggested Citation

Frankenberg, Erica and Green, Preston and Nelson, Steven, Fighting 'Demographic Destiny': A Legal Analysis of Attempts of the Strategies White Enclaves Might Use to Maintain School Segregation (February 18, 2013). George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (CRLJ), Vol. 24, pp. 39-60, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2398054

Erica Frankenberg

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States

Preston Green (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut ( email )

Steven Nelson

University of Memphis ( email )

Memphis, TN 38152-3370
United States
901-678-2368 (Phone)

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