How Systemic Racism Trumped The Brown V. Board Of Education Decision?

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In “Success and Failure: How Systemic Racism Trumped the Brown v. Board of Education Decision,” Joe Feagin and Bernice Barnett introduced and examined the concept of systemic racism and how it applied in the supreme court ruling during the Brown v. Board of Education case. Systemic racism is defined in this article as discriminatory practices that deny Americans of color the dignity, opportunities, and privileges available to whites individually and collectively. Feagin and Barnett also state that systemic racism involves the racialized exploitation and subordination of colored American by white Americans. The authors express that as long as there is no pressure forcing change from any other sources, systemic racism will always be present. In 1950s to the 1970s, the United States made several attempts at desegregations but were made out of great impulse. The privileged and the people who hold high socioeconomic status in the country are resistant to change that significant enough to begin matching resources throughout the various racial and ethnic groups, successful …show more content…
Board of Education separate but equal was ruled as unconstitutional. This was the ruling because blacks were to attend school separate from white, but also at schools that were more inferior and they were also forced to live in segregated communities. The decision from Brown v. Board of Education made to get rid of segregation but it also did more than that. Ultimately the decision gave hope for other forms of equality, like gender and sexual orientation, multicultural education, and special education. The decision set the foundation for domestic equality issues but also expanded to global issues of international human rights. African American were seen as second rate citizens before desegregation. The decision had a strong psychological black and other minority groups that were involved with the segregation. Minority leaders now had strong evidence for their arguments for

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