Uncovered Documents Reveal BIG Texas Secret

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Published on 21 Sep 2019, 6:00
Documents have revealed that standardized testing was used to slow racial integration. Brooke Thomas, Jayar Jackson, and Maytha Alhassen discuss on The Young Turks. MORE TYT: tyt.com/trial

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"In the summer of 1955, administrators at the University of Texas at Austin had a problem: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, handed down the previous year, required educational institutions to integrate their classrooms. But the regents overseeing the state university system’s flagship campus, the old alumni who formed the donor base, and the segregationist political forces that pulled the purse strings were all determined to find ways to keep African Americans from stepping foot on campus.

UT had no conspicuous blocking-the-schoolhouse-door moment. A series of documents in the UT archives, many of them marked confidential, suggests that administration officials took a subtler approach: They adopted a selective admissions policy based around standardized testing, which they knew would suppress the number of African American students they were forced to admit."*

Hosts: Brooke Thomas, Jayar Jackson, Maytha Alhassen

Cast: Brooke Thomas, Jayar Jackson, Maytha Alhassen


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