Terry Hoops

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Letters: Accommodating Racism

by Terry Hoops 08-10-2015

The “accommodation” discussed in “Reimagining the Bible Belt” is new to me and explains a lot about Texas. In fact, school integration (and public areas integration) in Sherman, Texas, followed the “accommodationist” pattern, and while integration was accomplished without major conflict, it left the African-American community in a weakened position. Teachers from the African-American community, for example, were not given the same positions in the integrated schools.

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