Brown v. Board of Education

United States Supreme Court case

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that American state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," and therefore violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, the decision's 14 pages did not spell out any sort of method for ending racial segregation in schools, and the Court's second decision in Brown II only ordered states to desegregate "with all deliberate speed".

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Although white students are becoming a minority in the public school system, they are seeing increasingly fewer students of color in their classrooms
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It's been 65 years since the Supreme Court ruled in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, declaring school segregation unconstitutional. However, schools are..
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Brown is more than a historic ruling. It paved the way for civil rights progress and laid the very foundation for equal protection under the law.
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