Classroom Desegregation Will Never Work [broadside]

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Title

Classroom Desegregation Will Never Work [broadside]

Description

This broadside asserts “there is a basic, inherent mental difference between the races,” citing IQ tests and a booklet by Henry E. Garrett, How Classroom Desegregation Will Work (1966).

Henry Garrett was at the forefront of a resurgence of racial pseudoscience in the mid-twentieth century. He argued for segregation in Davis v. County School Board (one of the cases in Brown v. Board), compiled a pamphlet of his essays for the white supremacist Citizens’ Council, and his views were used to forward the work of other eugenicists. 

Excerpts:

That is why Classroom Desegregation will never work: There is a basic, inherent mental difference between the races. If you mix the classrooms and gear the standards to Negroes, you deny White children their optimum chance. If you gear the standards to White mentality, you develop frustrations on the part of Negroes, with subsequent antagonisms, drop-outs, and "delinquencies...."

Race differences, as an issue, is the overriding problem of our time. These differences are something too few of us know about. Now is the time to learn, before it is too late. If you know what you are talking about, you can help defeat Black Power. Only the truth will keep us free.

Creator

unknown

Source

General collection, Call Number LC214.2 .C614 196-?, Library of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Publisher

The Patrick Henry Press, Richmond, Virginia

Date

1960s

Contributor

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT – UNITED STATES


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Acknowledgement of the Virginia Historical Society as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more: 

Door, Gregory Michael (2008). Segregation’s Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia 

Shuey, Audrey M. (1966). The Testing of Negro Intelligencesecond edition. 

Campbell, A. W. (2018). Influence and Controversy. The Races of Mankind and The Brotherhood of Man. Social Welfare History Project.

Citation

unknown, “Classroom Desegregation Will Never Work [broadside],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed July 5, 2020, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/524.