Essay on Brown V Board Of Education Of Topeka

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Brown V Board of Education of Topeka
Brown V Board of Education of Topeka main issue was the segregation of public schools based solely on race and had to be equal. People, Oliver Brown, Mrs. Richard Lawton, Mrs. Sadie Emmanuel, and many more, were upset because they noticed that the white school were well funded, close to town and just all around nicer (similar to A schools now), while, the black schools were not well funded, in fact many of the books had racial slurs, and students had to use an outhouse to go to the bathroom. Eventually, people began to question this, which led to the consolidation of four cases. Although there were four separate cased, each case stated that African Americans had been denied the same education as white American because it was segregated by race and the schools were not equal. Their main argument was the Fourteenth Amendment clause Equal Protection Clause. In addition, they stated that the plaintiffs based on the Plessy v. Ferguson case were denied relief because it stated separate facilities for race were constitutional; however, the must remain equal. Also, the courts brought in two psychologist and the psychologist found that the mental status of African American school age children were affected by the segregation in the “doll test”. On May 17, 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren stated the unanimous decision of the court which was “…That ‘separate but equal’ facilities are inherently unequal and violate the protections of the Equal…

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