Separate Is Not Equal: Brown V. Board Of Education

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Separate is Not Equal

Tefari Bailey Student #: 5698006 POLI 1P91 TA: Cor Due Date: Monday November 16th Dr. Matthew Hennigar

Introduction Segregation of education, for whites and coloured students has a mental effect on colored children. This stress becomes even greater when coloured children know there is nothing that can be done about the situation since it has the sanction of law. Using references from the decision in Brown v. Board of education as well as Ontario’s “Afrocentric” schools, this essay will
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Board of Education took place in 1896, there has been many similar cases regarding segregation. In this specific case the Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” was constitutional when it comes to segregation of education. The courts said this was constitutional as long as black students received the same education at their institution as white students would receive. However this was not the case at all. Colored students had ripped up textbooks, no chalkboards, desks or resources at their institutions while white students had everything. The aftermath of this ruling involved the south implementing rules sending blacks and whites to separate schools. Jim Crow Laws were also being implemented throughout the south, which tried to eliminate blacks from society in every way from major things giving them separate bathrooms and schooling to minor things such as not allowing blacks to drink from the same water fountains as whites. The real target and the biggest problem was how to attack segregation itself, the association’s Legal Defense Fund took the case, with intentions to fire upon higher education institutions first, due to the fact that not all states had separate university facilities like they did for elementary and secondary schools. The first of many attacks started in Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada (1938) When Chief Justice Charles put his input in Charles “startled the South insisting that if it wanted to keep segregated …show more content…
Board of education. In Canada the Toronto District School Board (TDBS) opened up an Afrocentric alternative school in September of 2009, this was perhaps the boldest Canadian educational experiment ever. In response to an initial community request to help struggling African Canadian students in a community, were dropout rates where high and achievements were low. Instead of trying to bring black students down TBSB is trying to uplift them, something that would never happen in the past. This experiment has seen positive results as stated on the school

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