Essay The Segregation Of The United States

1872 Words Nov 10th, 2015 8 Pages
All people regardless of color, race, or religion deserve to be equally protected under the law. Not only do they have the right to be protected but they have the right to have an equal opportunity to thrive. Brown went against the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas because he believed that his daughter and other colored children deserved quality education and because he lived by a white school, however because of segregation his little girl had to travel a much further distance to a colored school and he saw this as an unfair scenario. Unfortunately children who would spend time traveling far distances to a colored school weren’t abnormal. Before the court decision was made, schools where segregated and it was legal so although people didn’t agree with the law they had to follow it. If they attempted to enroll in a nearby white school, then just like Brown’s daughter Lynda they were denied enrollment. Segregation was legal although it is morally reprehensible. Oliver Brown argued that although schooling was provided, it wasn’t equal because it was violating the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution. Brown versus the Board of Education not only allowed integration in schools but it pushed the communities towards success , helped the constitution to lean towards equal protection under the law and helped future equality movements.
Schooling was provided for all children and legally the schools were said to be “separate but equal” because the children would be…

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