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English Literacy: Legal Sanction for Discrimination

@article{Leibowitz1969EnglishLL,
  title={English Literacy: Legal Sanction for Discrimination},
  author={A. Leibowitz},
  journal={Notre Dame Law Review},
  year={1969},
  volume={45},
  pages={7-67}
}
The thesis of this article is that, in general, English literacy tests and other statutory sanctions applied in favor of English were originally formulated as an indirect but effective means of achieving discrimination on the basis of race, creed, or color. Many such provisions in the law are anachronistic, having only historical interest today, while others retain their vigor and continue to operate in a discriminatory manner. A few contribute to the "official" character that English enjoys in… Expand
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