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School Desegregation

A long-term study

  • Harold B. Gerard
  • Norman Miller

Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Harold B. Gerard, Norman Miller
    Pages 1-8
  3. Harold B. Gerard
    Pages 9-24
  4. Irving G. Hendrick
    Pages 25-51
  5. David Redfearn, Harold B. Gerard
    Pages 53-68
  6. Harry Singer, Harold B. Gerard, David Redfearn
    Pages 69-87
  7. IQ
    Norman Miller, Merle Linda Zabrack
    Pages 89-120
  8. Lois Biener, Harold B. Gerard
    Pages 121-150
  9. Jacqueline D. Goodchilds, James A. Green, Tora Kay Bikson
    Pages 151-166
  10. Duane Green, Norman Miller, Desy S. Gerard
    Pages 167-192
  11. Tora Kay Bikson, Harold B. Gerard, Michel Thelia, Erhan Yasar
    Pages 193-209
  12. Harold B. Gerard, Terrence D. Jackson, Edward S. Conolley
    Pages 211-241
  13. Eugene B. Johnson, Harold B. Gerard, Norman Miller
    Pages 243-259
  14. Vivian Tong Nagy
    Pages 261-275
  15. Norman Miller
    Pages 277-304
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 305-315

About this book

Introduction

HAROLD B. GERARD AND NORMAN MILLER In the fall of 1965, when the school board of the Riverside Unified School District made its momentous decision to desegregate the ele­ mentary schools in Riverside, both of us were faculty members in the psychology department on the Riverside campus of the University of California. The riots in Watts had occurred the previous August and the shock waves were being felt around the cou~try. Although the black population of Riverside at the time was only 6% or 7%, people were ap­ prehensive. A story appeared in the local paper, The Rzverside Press Enterprzse, about several Blacks who were watching the burning and looting in Watts on TV. One of them, excited by what he saw, ex­ claimed, "Man-let's burn here, too. " The others in the bar were more level-headed and fortunately dissuaded him from following his impulse. Barely two weeks later, however, someone set fire to one of the build­ ings of Lowell School, in the eastside ghetto area. Nothing was left of the building but a charred shell. People in Riverside, of all ethnic groups, were generally edgy in the face of a seemingly volatile situation. Agitation by minority parents for improved education for their children seemed to be reinforced by the general unrest.

Keywords

District children education minority psychology school university

Authors and affiliations

  • Harold B. Gerard
    • 1
  • Norman Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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