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A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Resistance: Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District During the 1975-1976 School Year

By Paulinda A. Krug

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This thesis describes, classifies, analyzes and evaluates the rhetoric of resistance to forced busing to desegregate the Dallas Independent School District during the 1975-1976 school year. This thesis also applies the characteristics of social, protest and agitational movements to the antibusing movement in Dallas to determine the effectiveness of the resistance rhetoric. The findings of this case study demonstrate that, although the Dallas protesters did not achieve all of their goals, their resistance rhetoric did accomplish specific, effective results. However, this thesis also concludes that, in the American system of government, neither violent nor non-violent resistance can prevent implementation of court-ordered busing

Topics: school desegregation, School integration -- Texas -- Dallas., School children -- Transportation -- Texas -- Dallas., Government, Resistance to -- Case studies., Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Texas -- Dallas., resistance rhetoric
Publisher: North Texas State University
Year: 1978
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