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Segregation Schools Vs Integrated Schools

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The segregated school system treated knowledge as a counter-hegemonic act that allowed black people to resist the strategies of white racist colonization, whereas the integrated school system treated knowledge as simply information. Schooling shifted from a pathway towards freedom for black students to a way to enforce obedience to authority. For black teachers, educating was fundamentally political because it was rooted in antiracist struggle. This antiracist, anti-colonialist motivation did not exist in the white teachers of the integrated school system. Intellectual freedom was reserved for white males, and challenges to the traditional system were a threat to white authority. It was chiefly important that non-white students prove their
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