Brown vs. Board of Education Essay

Brown vs. Board of Education
Examines past and present issues regarding the quest for educational equality for African-Americans.
# 57730 | 2,223 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper, on the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, looks back upon the experiences of African-Americans in their quest over the 20th century to gain equal access to public schooling, and assesses the future in terms of policies that have affected this quest before and since the Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, which desegregated public schools.

From the Paper:

"Overall, on this anniversary of the decision, African-Americans have overcome many obstacles to getting public education throughout the twentieth century, but there are many challenges that remain, especially in prevalently conservative political climates that seek to end desegregation. The Supreme Court has always acted to initiate and maintain change in public policy, but the maintenance factor has been complicated in the application of the Brown decision. Social welfare has always been something that disadvantaged big government, and the failure of racial integration in public schools was a significant obstacle. The decision was implemented more under Civil Rights acts of the
1960s, but has slipped somewhat since. There is also sometimes the catch-22 situation in which southern schools have needed funds to desegregate but have not been able to get funds until they are desegregated. There are also strong reactions that continue to the
present about such issues as busing and affirmative action. Fortunately or unfortunately, the law is politics, and affects educational outcomes."

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Brown vs. Board of Education (2005, April 11) Retrieved March 25, 2023, from

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"Brown vs. Board of Education" 11 April 2005. Web. 25 March. 2023. <>