Sociological Data in Race-Related Cases
A look at the use and impact of such data in analyzing the school segregation case of [Brown v. Board of Education] and social theory in the legal world.
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Published on Mar 17, 2003 in Sociology (General) , Law (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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From the Paper:"Sociological Data in Adjudication: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas Supreme Court, 1954
The School Segregation case of Brown v. Board of Education was one of the most important governmental acts in this century. Often compared to the Dred Scott case and the Emancipation Proclamation, it affected millions of school children throughout the United States and acted as a catalyst for a significant social movement (Friedman, 1969, p. v).
Thurgood Marshall focused on the logic of graduate school cases which fashioned new legal principles regarding Negro students in white colleges, the beginnings of the changes in segregated patterns in the military and other aspects of American life. He boldly challenged the Court to grant to the Negro the..."
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