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Science for Segregation: Race, Law, and the Case against Brown v. Board of Education (Critical America) Hardcover – August 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0814742716 ISBN-10: 0814742718

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“Jackson is at his best when exposing the connections of leading racialists with former Nazi party members and Holocaust-denial groups.”
-Journal of American Ethnic History


“This book asks if science can be divorced from politics. . . . Recommended.”


“A fascinating and comprehensive look at a largely neglected aspect of American history—the role of science and scientists in supporting and sustaining white racist thought and institutions during the battle over de-segregation. And like most good social history, it does not require much strain to draw the relevance to today's debates about the salience of biological taxonomies of race.”
-Troy Duster,author of Backdoor to Eugenics

Science for Segregation adds considerably to our understanding of racist ideologies and their persistance in the post-war era. The author has done an admirable job of covering a forgotten chapter in the struggle over segregation and shedding light on how scientific research can become highly politicized.”
-Journal of American History


“A well-researched and well-argued book. . . . Jackson underscored the nexus of ‘science’ and ‘race,’ probes the ‘demarcation between science and politics,’ and questions the very meaning of ‘objective’ scientific inquiry.”


About the Author

John P. Jackson, Jr., is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado. He is also the author of Social Scientists for Social Justice: Making the Case against Segregation (NYU Press, 2001).

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