Documentary Addresses Struggle Against Education Segregation

feat_stolen_edBy Robert Miranda

Milwaukee – Dr. Enrique Aleman, an associate professor at the University of Utah, arrived in Milwaukee this week to show and discuss his documentary film, “Stolen Education” at the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS).

Aleman is  a Kingsville, Texas native who made the documentary to expose the barriers of school segregation policies in Driscoll, Texas in the 1950s and to argue that those policies still exist today.

The documentary chronicled the experiences of Mexican immigrants and and raises awareness of the racism they face in South Texas.

Aleman’s documentary addressed the 1956 segregation court case Hernandez et. Al v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District that ended discriminatory practices that kept Mexican American children in the first grade for three years.

Aleman began began his research and interviewing people about three years ago to write a book. He said his father Enrique Aleman helped him with his work.

Aleman, is a 1989 H.M. King High School graduate, has a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s University, a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

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