1st Edition

Why They Couldn't Wait
A Critique of the Black-Jewish Conflict Over Community Control in Ocean-Hill Brownsville, 1967-1971

ISBN 9780415929103
Published August 16, 2001 by Routledge
192 Pages 4 Color Illustrations

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Examining the infamous conflict between a predominantly black community and a predominantly Jewish teachers' union, Gordon takes a new look at this historically rich and racially diverse community.



Jane Anna Gordon is a William Penn doctoral fellow in Political Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. She formerly worked as a researcher at the Institute for Elementary and Secondary Education at Brown University. She is a licensed secondary school teacher.


"WHY THEY COULDN'T WAIT sympathetically chronicles a complex chapter in the struggle for racial equality. It serves as an important corrective to the mostly hostile mainstream accounts, and usefully recalls that many (if still too few) Jews joined in solidarity with the beleaguered Oceanhill-Brownsville commuity." -- Norman G. Finkelstein, author of THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY