Segregation In Schools: The Plessy Vs. Ferguson Case

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The topic that my research is on is Segregation. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of segregation is the practice or policy of keeping people of different races, religions, etc., separate from each other. This has caused a lot of problems throughout history, especially problems within schools. First there was the Plessy vs. Ferguson case in 1896, which ultimately required racial segregation in public schools. The goal was for the schools to be separate but equal. Then finally in 1954, there was the Brown vs. Board Case, which reversed the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. This case declared that separate school systems for blacks and whites were inherently unequal. Only half a century ago, the United States Supreme Court banned legal segregation.
Through the years, Blacks have struggled to gain their rights with segregation. The Civil Rights movement was a
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Board Case, which reversed the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. This case declared that separate school systems for blacks and whites were inherently unequal and segregation in public schools became illegal. A lot people were very unhappy with this decision. It took some time for students of color to attend white schools and be safe, since they would sometimes be attacked for even trying to attend white schools. In the Brown 50 Years Later article it states, “Fifty years after the historic Brown decision, many students remain segregated between predominantly white suburbs and cities of color. Within the districts with diverse student populations, admission requirements, "open enrollment," and "neighborhood school" policies segregate students into different schools”. There is still some disguise of racial segregation and discrimination. Things such as “special education procedures” and “advanced placement programs” are examples of segregation. Although, segregation has changed for the good throughout history, it is still happening in society today. (Brown 50 Years

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