In particular, he narrates how many people took part in achieving e major milestones in the fight for civil rights amid Supreme court decisions that troubled it the legacy of the struggle. In his account of the evenest that characterized the Brown v. Board of Education case, Patterson provides a political analysis of all the directions given by the Supreme Court of the U.Ss, their effects and the consequences of the decisions made (P. …show more content…
Board of Education has a convincing thesis.
From the analysis provided, it is evident that the examples and evidence cited by Patterson adequately support the thesis statement of the book by pointing out the fact that it was in the opinion of Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren, and policymakers that desegregation was based on economic, academic and social issues. (p. 201).
From an individual perspective, Patterson's book is a case study that social change is embedded in the direction of political winds. This can be attested by the resistance by the whites and intimidation of the African American indeed scuttled the civil rights struggle. The law championing for "pupil placement" perpetuated segregated schools by relying on academic and psychological criteria that include health, morals or in some case behavior (p. 100) was the most pervasive of all the retrogressive laws. None the less, the book could be improved through citing other elevate works of other scholars who have equality highlighted the issues of Dismantling Desegregation and the unfulfilled promise. He should also present a social-class analysis and