New Publication Highlights Cleveland & School Desegregation

September 21, 2016

BY: Kendall Hunt

Kendall Hunt Publishing has announced the release of a new publication by Cleveland State University Professors Ronnie A. Dunn, Donna M. Whyte, James Hardiman, Mittie Davis Jones, and Adriennie Hatten.


Boycotts, Busing, & Beyond: The History of Implications of School Desegregation in the Urban North uses Cleveland as a point of reference to analyze the racial, social, economic, and political factors that shaped the educational experiences of America’s diverse racial/ethnic groups in the urban North.

Boycotts, Busing, & Beyond examines the dominate philosophical doctrine of white supremacy and black inferiority and the attendant schools of thought on the intellectual ability of blacks. In addition, Dunn et al provides a historical overview of seminal court cases throughout the nation, which culminated in the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education and subsequent school desegregation cases.

What sets the publication apart from others on the market is its emphasis on Cleveland.  The authoring group examines the legal arguments and evidence presented in the Cleveland School desegregation case, Reed v. Rhodes (1973), and the Court’s ruling in the case.

Finally, Boycotts, Busing, & Beyond examines the current state of public education in America and the ongoing challenges to educational equality in the twenty-first century.

The publication is available in print (9781465298881) and eBook (9781465298881) here


About the Authors

Ronnie A. Dunn - Ronnie A. Dunn, Ph.D., is an associate professor of urban studies at the Maxine Goodman-Levin College of Urban A­ airs at Cleveland State University. He is an urban sociologist whose teaching and research interests include institutional and structural racism, issues related to minorities and the urban poor, and policing and criminal justice.


Donna M Whyte - Donna McIntyre Whyte, Ph.D., devoted most of her thirty-five year higher education administration career at Cleveland State University in diversity and multicultural affairs. She holds a doctorate in social policy history from Case Western Reserve University, and currently teaches courses in African-American history, urban studies and comparative religion at CSU.


James L Hardiman - James Hardiman, J.D., is a civil rights attorney with more than 40 years of experience. He was the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the Cleveland School Desegregation case and helped desegregate other school districts throughout Ohio and the nation, including the San Francisco School District. He has served as the legal director of the ACLU of Ohio and the Cleveland NAACP.


Mittie D Jones - Mittie Davis Jones, Ph.D., is a recently retired associate professor and chair of urban studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban A­ffairs at Cleveland State University. She is a political scientist, urban planner, and practitioner whose teaching and research interests include contemporary urban issues, public policy, housing policy, politics in the black community, and race relations.


Adrennie Y Hatten - Adriennie Y. Hatten, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of urban studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban A­ffairs, Cleveland State University and a nonprofit management consultant. She has extensive experience as a practitioner in urban education, nonprofit management, and government.