How Law Effects Education Persuasive Essay by Nicky

How Law Effects Education
An essay on the constitutionality of black universities and the effect Brown V. Board had on education.
# 148033 | 815 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 24, 2011 in Education (Higher) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights)

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This paper is a series of three questions about the dual system of higher education, the segregation of education and whether black universities are unconstitutional. It discusses the notion of a dual system of higher education and whether it can undo discrimination. It concludes with a discussion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and how black institutions helped ensure that African Americans had equal access to higher education.

From the Paper:

"Federal action after Brown v. Board of Education was initially paltry, allowing many Southern states to perpetuate discriminatory education practices including restrictions on admissions procedures and other methods of barring blacks from attending traditionally white institutions. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 remedied the lackadaisical federal response to Brown v. Board of Education. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act expressly applied to education and admissions practices. Enforcing the Act meant targeting the dual system of higher education in which historically black institutions persisted and thrived. However, targeting the dual system at the level of the historically black institution defeated the purpose of the Civil Rights Act. The problem was not that historically black institutions existed but that historically white institutions had necessitated their existence in the first place. By the 1960s, the evolution of historically black public institutions ensured that African Americans had equal access to higher education, and had the choice of whether or not to attend a historically black university or college. Federal policy wavered from ignoring the conundrum these voluntarily segregated institutions created, to mandating their being merged or shut down."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Moore, J.A. (2000). Florida State University Law Review 27(2).
  • Williams, C. A. (1981). The Black/White Colleges: Dismantling the dual system of higher education.

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