Institutional Jargon

January 1975
National Review;1/17/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20
The article focuses on the emergence of a concept called institutional racism in the U.S. education system. This fact was pointed out by Dallas School Superintendent Nolan Estes during a lawsuit brought by the mother of an African American student who was suspended for fighting. In the 1972-73 school year, 60.5 per cent of the students suspended for disciplinary reasons were African Americans. If the institutional racism does not stop, it will eventually lead to the condescending position that African Americans cannot help being uncivilized, and must not be credited with the same capacities as whites.


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