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The Brown vs. Board of Education Ruling
This paper examines the effects of the historic Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education.
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The paper discusses how the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" had been intended to dramatically change the social and political dynamics of American society. The paper looks at the failure of the Brown ruling to make inroads into the social fabric of America and shows that although the ruling had been a historic moment in American history, cowardice and hypocrisy has helped in the unsuccessful implementation of desegregation. The paper asserts that the government needs to step up its effort to desegregate not only the American education system, but also other areas of the social and political system.

The Immediate Aftermath of the Supreme Court's Decision
The Impact of the Case

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Gary Orfield. Renewing our commitment: A New Debate. In James, A and Dara, N.B. (2004). The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education. Wiley. Hoboken, NJ.
  • Casey, L and David, S. (2004). Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown V. Board after Half a Century. Cato Institute. Washington, DC.
  • Genna Rae Mcneil. (2005). Silent Covenants: Brown V. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform. Journal of Southern History. 71, 4.
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