By John P. Jackson Jr.
In this interesting exam of the fascinating yet understudied interval following the landmark Brown v. Board of Education selection, John Jackson examines the medical case aimed toward dismantling the legislation.
Offering a trenchant evaluate of the so-called clinical facts, Jackson specializes in the 1959 formation of the overseas Society for the development of Ethnology and Eugenics (IAAEE), whose expressed functionality used to be to objectively examine racial transformations and publicize their findings. impressive figures incorporated Carleton Putnam, Wesley Critz George, and Carleton Coon. In an try and hyperlink race, eugenics and intelligence, they introduced felony demanding situations to the Brown ruling, each one chronicled right here, that went to trial yet finally failed.
The heritage Jackson provides speaks volumes concerning the legacy of racism, as we will see related arguments alive and good this day in such books as The Bell Curve and in different debates on race, technology, and intelligence. With meticulous learn and a nuanced realizing of the complexities of race and legislation, Jackson tells a aggravating story approximately race in America.
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Science for Segregation: Race, Law, and the Case against Brown v. Board of Education (Critical America) by John P. Jackson Jr.