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Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s, roughly half of Furman’s high school basketball teammates lived in the largely Anglo, and increasingly Jewish, San Fernando Valley, while the other half were African Americans bused in from the inner city. Los Angeles was embroiled in efforts to desegregate its public school district, one of the largest and most segregated in the country. Tensions came to a head as the state implemented its forced busing plan, a radical desegregation program that was hotly contested among Los Angeles residents—particularly among Valley residents—and at all levels of the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White, the high school’s basketball team serves as the entry point for a trenchant exploration of the judicial, legislative, and neighborhood battles over school desegregation that gripped the city in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education and that continue to plague our "post-racial" nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 8
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. 10
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 12
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  1. 1. Photograph
  2. pp. 16-22
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  1. 2. Valley Boy
  2. pp. 23-35
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  1. 3. Integration Efforts and Agonies
  2. pp. 36-55
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  1. 4. The Blacks and the Jews
  2. pp. 56-69
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  1. 5. Contact
  2. pp. 70-86
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  1. 6. Training
  2. pp. 87-104
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  1. 7. The Valley Revisited, via Santa Monica
  2. pp. 105-125
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  1. 8. Game Time
  2. pp. 126-145
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  1. 9. Coach
  2. pp. 146-157
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  1. 10. The ’Hood, via Sherman Oaks
  2. pp. 158-188
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  1. 11. Return
  2. pp. 189-211
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  1. 12. Giving Up the Game
  2. pp. 212-217
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 218-221
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 224-231
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 232-235
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 236-248
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815650713
Related ISBN
9780815609599
MARC Record
OCLC
785782976
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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