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Strategies of Segregation – Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality - California Scholarship Online
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Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality

David G. García


This book unearths the ideological and structural architecture of enduring racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard, California. This meticulously researched narrative spanning 1903 to 1974 excavates an extensive array of archival sources to expose a separate and unequal school system and its purposeful links with racially restrictive housing covenants. The book recovers powerful oral accounts of Mexican Americans and African Americans who endured disparate treatment and protested discrimination. The book's analysis is skillfully woven into a compelling narrative that culminates i ... More

Keywords: racial inequality, Oxnard, school system, racially restrictive housing, Mexican Americans, African Americans, discrimination, desegregation, racism, community resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520296862
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520296862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David G. García, author
University of California, Los Angeles