The Rights Of Equal Education Essay

1192 Words May 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Back in the 1960’s Black Americans still could not enjoy the same privileges as whites, they were often discriminated, segregated from public spaces, and humiliated. They were seen and treated as less and their basic rights of equal education, equal opportunity and the right to vote were denied.
The first basic right being denied to blacks in the 1960’s was the right of equal education. Without an education how can African Americans be expected to grow up into citizens that will contribute to the community ?. This question is similar to what Chief Justice Earl Warren expressed in his speech. “In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms”. We have to put emphasis on the word “equal” as the main intent is to have African Americans receive the same education and opportunities that whites had been enjoying for years.

The second basic right denied to blacks in the 1960’s was the right of equal opportunity. Black Americans during the 1960’s were clearly not given the same possibilities, and advantages that were given to whites. Blacks were often discriminated and segregated from public spaces which limited their opportunity to expand their knowledge as well as it limited their future possibilities to become a person who can contribute to society. “ One…

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