SOC 134 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Little Rock Nine, White Flight, Little Rock Central High School

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Lecture 13
Indian Boarding Schools
Education was used to anglicize American Indians
American Indian children were taught that their culture was evil and
uncivilized
o If resisted, children were punished harshly, or even killed
During the civil rights era, Indians regained control of their hilde’s
education
Goals of Indian boarding schools:
o Full emersion in European culture
o Elimination of Native Culture (language, clothing, religion)
o Teaching of marketable vocational skills
o Promotion of Christianity
The Meriam Report (1929)
Criticized Indian Schools
o For their quest of assimilation
o For their negative environment
As A result
o Spending increased
o Curriculum was reformed (more multicultural)
o Reservation schooling became ascendant
o 1966: the first Indian-controlled school
1969: first Indian college opened (Navaho Indian
Community College)
African American Education
African Americans were being forcefully excluded from education
Whites worked to deny blacks of education because
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