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Unformatted text preview: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE This article was downloaded by: [EBSCOHost EJS Content Distribution - Current] On: 19 December 2010 Access details: Access Details: [subscription number 925797205] Publisher Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37- 41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Equity & Excellence in Education Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713770316 Forgotten History: Mexican American School Segregation in Arizona from 1900-1951 Jeanne M. Powers a a Arizona State University, To cite this Article Powers, Jeanne M.(2008) 'Forgotten History: Mexican American School Segregation in Arizona from 1900-1951', Equity & Excellence in Education, 41: 4, 467 481 To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/10665680802400253 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10665680802400253 Full terms and conditions of use: http://www.informaworld.com/terms-and-conditions-of-access.pdf This article may be used for research, teaching and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material. EQUITY & EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, 41 (4), 467481, 2008 Copyright C University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Education ISSN: 1066-5684 print / 1547-3457 online DOI: 10.1080/10665680802400253 Forgotten History: Mexican American School Segregation in Arizona from 19001951 1 Jeanne M. Powers Arizona State University This article documents the efforts by Mexican Americans to challenge school segregation in Arizona in the first half of the twentieth century. As in Texas and California, although state law never formally mandated the segregation of Mexican American students, school districts in Arizona often established separate Mexican Schools for Mexican American students. While districts argued that segregation was necessary because of students poor English skills, the segregation of Mexican American students in Arizonas public schools was not an isolated practice but occurred in tandem with other discriminatory practices that restricted the social rights of Mexican Americans, many of whom were American citizens. However, Mexican Americans challenged segregation in the courts....
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