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Conceptualizing Disparity and Opportunity in Education as a Racial Project: A Comparative Perspective

WithALEX ROMEO LIN, SEAN DRAKE, AND GILBERTO Q. CONCHAS

On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, an unarmed Black male teenager was gunned down by a police offi cer in broad daylight. The shocking incident compelled the local community to mass protest and stoked the fi re of an on-going national debate about the inextricable link between race and policing. But the full story runs deeper than the horrifi c events of that summer afternoon.