Murray State Theses and Dissertations


In the United States, education has faced a great deal of scrutiny, particularly, in the last few years. While schools have been integrated, there is more segregation and inequality in education than there was prior to desegregation. Many laws have worked to promote quality education for all, but the majority of these laws have created more issues for people of color. Rather than addressing the issues of systemic racism, the modifications to education have misdirected public focus to specific schools rather than a system of inequality. This study addresses ways that schools could improve to create a level of equity for Black people in the Kansas City Metro.

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Author's Keywords

discrimination, racism, education, Missouri, laws, segregation

Dissertation Committee Chair

Brian Bourke

Committee Chair

Jonathan Parrent

Committee Member

Rebecca Pender

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