21 - American Studies 10 10/21/09 The Problem of...

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American Studies 10 10/21/09 “The Problem of Segregation as Applied to Mexican-Americans” Legal Campaigns Against Mexican American School Segregation Before Brown I. Introduction A. The tendency to conflate the struggles against Mexican American school segregation battles in the West with African American school segregation battles in the South – in particular, the claim that Mendez v. Westminster was the Mexican Americans’ Brown v. Board of Education B. The distinctiveness of the legal campaigns against school segregation targeting Mexican Americans and how that distinctiveness points to the emergence of civil rights movements in the mid-20 th century U.S. (rather than a single Civil Rights Movement) II. James deAnda, Herman Sweatt (of Sweatt v. Painter ), and the University of Texas Law School in the Late 1940s and Early 1950s deAnda was a Mexican American student at University of Texas’ Law school Federal District Court judge Was a litigator first. III. Language and “Other White[ness]” in the Struggle for School Desegregation of Mexican Americans in Texas in the 1930s A. The rise of Jim Crow, including Texas’ Jim Crow school law Separate but impartial public free schools for white and colored children (separate but equal) B. The meaning of “colored” in the context of Texas’ school segregation law Colored meant Negro or having negro ancestry in mixed blood (Malato) C. Mexican Americans as legally “white” Mexicans were legally considered white
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course AMST 10 taught by Professor Saul during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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