Undone by Law: The Uncertain Legacy of Lau v. Nichols

Moran, Rachel F.
March 2005
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Spring2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the rulings of the Supreme Court regarding the case "Lau v. Nichols." on behalf of 2,856 Chinese-speaking students in San Francisco school Lau was charged for racial discrimination. The violation of Lau was based on the interpretation of the Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, which barred school practices that have the effect of excluding children from the educational process based on language, where language is a proxy for race, ethnicity, or national origin. The Supreme Court undercut Lau's suppositions that Title IV covers both intentional discrimination and disparate impact.


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