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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

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

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“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

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“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.”
-Historian

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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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