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Generic: Equity and Empathy: Toward Racial and Educational Achievement in the Obama Era

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Education

Published

2009

Abstract

Reflecting on the 2008 election, Prudence Carter challenges the popular notion that President Obama's victory is symbolic of a postracial society in the United States. Citing statistics about the opportunity gap that still exists in our nation's schools -- as well as the recent Supreme Court cases that served to halt racial desegregation -- Carter argues that we must continue to push for truly integrated schools, where black and Latino students are provided with the resources, high standards, and care to meet their full potential. Although she sees President Obama's victory as a symbol of national potential, Carter calls on all of us to work toward ending the "empathy gap" that exists both in and out of our nation's schools. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

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