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Author Furman, Andrew, 1968- author.

Title My Los Angeles in Black & (almost) White / Andrew Furman.

Publication Info. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2010.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 233 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Sports and entertainment
Sports and entertainment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Photograph""; ""Valley Boy""; ""Integration Efforts and Agonies""; ""The Blacks and the Jews""; ""Contact""; ""Training""; ""The Valley Revisited, via Santa Monica""; ""Game Time""; ""Coach""; ""The �Hood, via Sherman Oaks""; ""Return""; ""Giving Up the Game""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary Growing Up In Los Angeles in me 1970's and 1980's, 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 American students 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 integration program that was hotly contested among Los Angeles residentsùparticularly 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 Granada Hills High School 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 volume Board of Education and that continue to plague our "postracial" nation. Furman accesses a diverse array of opinions on these years and on the current crisis of race and public education by examining landmark judicial decisions, public policy studies, and newspaper articles, and by interviewing key community leaders, including former U.S. representative Bobbi Fiedler, the Jewish activist who led the campaign to stop forced busing in Los Angeles, and retired Superior Court judge Paul Egly, with whom Fiedler and her allies wrangled. Furman also documents a recent visit to Los Angeles during which he met with several of his former teammates, coaches, and neighbors. At once critical and fair-minded, My Los.
Angeles in Black and (Almost) White cuts through the incendiary rhetoric surrounding school desegregation to offer a lucid, engaging, and informed account of our long legacy and current challenges regarding race and public education. --Book Jacket.
Subject Furman, Andrew, 1968- -- Anecdotes.
Granada Hills High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Basketball.
Furman, Andrew, 1968- (OCoLC)fst01991412
Granada Hills High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) (OCoLC)fst01925608
Basketball -- Social aspects -- California -- San Fernando Valley.
School integration -- California -- San Fernando Valley.
Segregation in education -- California -- San Fernando Valley.
San Fernando Valley (Calif.) -- Race relations.
San Fernando Valley (Calif.) -- Social conditions.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions.
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Basketball.
Basketball. (OCoLC)fst00828203
Basketball -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00828233
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
School integration. (OCoLC)fst01107474
Segregation in education. (OCoLC)fst01111221
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
California -- San Fernando Valley. (OCoLC)fst01242395
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Electronic book.
Added Title My Los Angeles in Black and (almost) White
Other Form: Print version: Furman, Andrew, 1968- My Los Angeles in Black & (almost) White. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2010 (DLC) 2010033492
ISBN 9780815650713 (electronic bk.)
081565071X (electronic bk.)
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