“Suited to Their Needs”: White Innocence as a Vestige of Segregation

Richard A Orozco, Jesus Jaime Diaz

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Discourses that supported de jure segregated schools often invoked White innocence in the form of altruistic motivations. These same invocations are found in more contemporary school policy discourses. The authors of this article argue, based on the concept of intertextuality of discourse, the existence of contemporary schooling policies as vestiges of segregation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalMulticultural Perspectives
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies


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