Board of education and the interest convergence id at 524-26 (setting out bell's interest-convergence thesis) 9 id at 520, 524-26 10 see brown v bd. Rethinking agendas in multicultural education interest convergence in intercultural and intergroup education his thesis is especially relevant a decade later. 149, 150 n 10 (2011) (referring to interest-convergence framework as either a theory or a thesis while refusing to use the more loaded term of dilemma despite professor bell's description of it as a dilemma. The thirteenth amendment, interest convergence, and the badges and incidents of slavery william m carter jr dudziak expanded this thesis by uncovering historical. Bell's interest convergence thesis, developed throughout his writings, argues that the civil rights movement succeeded in making changes when the interests of blacks and whites converged in practice, this has meant that those policies that benefited whites tended to become law, but that those that would have helped african americans and other.
Recommended citation justin driver, rethinking the interest-convergence thesis, 105 northwestern university law review 149 (2011. Professor bell is famous, among other things, for his interest-convergence thesis according to bell, blacks achieve racial equality only when such progress it is in the interests of whites the classic example of bell's theory is his explanation of the supreme court's decision in brown v. The basics of social research- chapter 2: paradigms, theory, and research (combo) interest convergence the thesis that majority group members will only support.
An early statement of the class convergence thesis was made by lipset and zetterberg (1959), to the effect that observed rates of mobility between social classes tend. Professor feldman's publications do the right thing: understanding the interest-convergence thesis, 106 northwestern university law review colloquy 248 (2012. Third, social construction thesis holds that race and races are products of social thought and relations with regard to the interest convergence, he maintains. Convergence theory states that as nations move toward becoming fully industrialized, they begin to resemble each other economically and in other ways.
Again, this is not to dismiss the explanatory power of the interest convergence thesis altogether there may very well be a confluence of. What is heinonline with comprehensive coverage of government documents and more than 2,400 journals from inception on hundreds of subjects such as political science, criminal justice, and human rights, heinonline is an affordable option for colleges and universities. Bell's interest-convergence thesis and related arguments offered by other scholars and social advocates who are skeptical about the possibilities for mutual cooperation between blacks and other.
Territories through critical race theory's interest-convergence thesis i employ derrick bell's theory of interest-convergence to argue that it is only when economic, cultural, political, and. Rethinking the interest-convergence thesis family policy that is role in growing female employment is a concern for national governments furthermore to supranational organisations like the eu. Community dreams and nightmares: arizona, ethnic studies, and the continued relevance of derrick bell's interest-convergence thesis kevin terry in 2010, the. The thirteenth amendment and interest convergence after all, as professor richard delgado noted in advancing the interest convergence thesis, '[t]he naacp. The author argues that derrick bell's (1980) interest convergence, a principle of critical race theory, can be used as an analytic, explanatory, and conceptual tool in the study and analyses of policies and practices in teacher education.
While the interest-convergence thesis explains the persistence of racial inequality, it also enables us to imagine intra-racial solidarity between socioeconomically disadvantaged groups such solidarity needs to be pursued vigorously in order to move beyond the grim forecasts of the interest-convergence story. Interest convergence is the fourth tenet of crt this tenet acknowledges white individuals as being the primary beneficiaries of civil rights legislation (ladson. In do the right thing: understanding the interest-convergence thesis stephen m feldman describes how bell used the brown v board of education case to illustrate his theory. The influence and role of convergence s than industrial convergence in the thesis out that cultural convergence is very related to interest convergence.
Those conscientious to the interest convergence thesis would park this at the center of the movement a fair observer would view it as residing on the periphery of the movement now this. Your paper should begin with a discussion of brown and its meaning, then address the following two fundamental explanations for the decision: 1) the legal strategies of the naacp and other black lawyers intent on overturning segregation and jim crow laws and 2) derrick bell's interest convergence thesis, which states that foreign policy and. The election was an instance of interest convergence despite obama's victory, we remain in a color and race- conscious society shaped by discriminatory social, cultural, and political. (stating that interest convergence theory outraged many of bell's readers [who] found his thesis cynical and disillusioning, preferring to think of brown as a great moral breakthrough, not a case of white people doing themselves a favor.
In the context of race, the legal scholar derrick bell has argued for this interest convergence thesis, noting that the african-american civil rights movement took off only when whites. 105:149 (2011) rethinking the interest-convergence thesis 151 sis, blacks receive favorable judicial decisions to the extent that their inter-ests coincide with the interests of whites11 the court's decision in brown.