Brown v Board of Education - An Analysis
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This paper examines in depth the case of Brown vs Board of Education, further showing its impact on desegregation in the US. First, the paper gives an overview of the separate but equal philosophy that had perpetuated segregation in the US, particularly in schools. Then, the paper describes other cases that attempted to challenge this outlook. Next, the paper addresses the case, discussing its major points and the ultimate decision brought down by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The paper concludes by stating that this case was seen as a colossal step in the right direction as it gave more encouragement to civil rights movement which ultimately resulted in more opportunities for black people.
From the Paper:"There is no case in education board's history that has played a more important role or has served as a bigger judicial turning point than this case. In the history of important cases, Brown vs. Board of Education occupies the top slot because of its impact not only on education system in the country but on the fate of African Americans in United States. It just changed the way Americans handled issue of human rights. In 1950s, racial segregation in schools was a norm. While schools were required to be equal in quality of education, they were also meant to be separate. It was found that even equality principle was not followed in spirit since most black schools offered education which inferior in quality. In 1849, a similar case Roberts vs. City of Boston surfaced to challenge the education system of racial segregation but nothing concrete came out of this. In fact Benjamin Roberts and other African American parents were denied the right to enroll their children in selected Boston schools. In other words, this case upheld racial segregation."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Edward W. Knappman, ed., Great American Trials (Detroit: Visible Ink, 1994) 467.
- Benjamin Munn Ziegler, ed., Desegregation and the Supreme Court (Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1958) 78-79
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