Learning and Unlearning from Ethnic Studies

@article{Ramrez2014LearningAU,
  title={Learning and Unlearning from Ethnic Studies},
  author={Catherine S. Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={1057 - 1069}
}
This essay approaches assimilation as a process whereby the boundary between mainstream and margin blurs, disappears, or paradoxically, is reinforced. To shed light on assimilation’s paradox, it examines the American school’s dual role as guardian of stasis and agent of change, with a focus on two desegregation cases— Alvarez v. Lemon Grove School District (1931) and Mendez v. Westminster School District (1946)—the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and ethnic… CONTINUE READING

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