This project is a collection of short stories investigating and analyzing the desegregation of Boston Public Schools ranging from the 1970s to the present. By studying the desegregation of Boston Public Schools, I acknowledge the systematic structures placed on the school systems in order to encourage the integration of classrooms. Inside of this text is an introduction to the Boston Busing Crisis, a collection of five fictional short stories, and a Reader-Response, Gender Studies, and New Historicist analysis. This collection argues that the structural changes in Boston focusing on desegregation that were established nearly forty years ago did not ease racial tensions. In fact, the busing system damaged relationships between neighborhoods to the extent that there has been no racial progress in Boston.
Magoon, Matthew J., "The Desegregation of Boston Public Schools: A Collection of Short Stories" (2014). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5898.
Arts and Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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