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The Blurring of Public and Private

Michelle A. Purdy

in Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643496
eISBN:
9781469643519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643496.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author analyses Westminster’s development and its adoption of an open admissions policy in 1965 alongside an increasing national effort to recruit black students to independent ... More


The Racial Genealogy of Excellence

Roderick A. Ferguson

in The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672783
eISBN:
9781452947112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter explores the hierarchies and hegemonies established through a culture of “excellence.” The open admissions struggle at City College was indicative of this, as it eventually resulted in ... More


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