Essay Brown Vs. Board Of Education

808 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
During slavery and far beyond its end, Americans racial ideologies were used to sustain the white races position, and even scientists in general (Ferraro, and Andreatta, 2015, p. 308). White Americans saw blacks as unteachable, simple beasts, regardless of the fact that their treatment of slaves, and the restrictions they placed upon them were constructions meant to keep them from learning more than was necessary to do the work expected of them. However, one cannot help but learn, even when constricted to certain deeds and spaces; knowing is inevitable. Nevertheless, education became a gift not afforded to all; certainly not if it required financial funding and human resources of the white race, and definitely not if it assumed learning in proximity to white students. While there were eventually black colleges and vocational schools such as Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Institute, they weren’t all well equipped for the task of providing complete and exemplary forms of higher education in the way that white colleges were. Brown v. Board of Education was a Supreme Court ruling that said segregation based on color within schools was unconstitutional, and it was important because it dealt with segregation in a manner that was different from previous desegregation cases (The Leadership Conference, 2016). As of the 1896 ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson, segregation was deemed constitutional on the premise that whites would not feel that they were not being equally protected if…

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