Huntington Thesis on Clash of Civilization

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Brown V. Board of Education
Victor Gonzalez
Savannah State University
POLS1101.Sec03.Fall2015.GonzalezVictor

I .Introduction Brown V. Board is one of the most important Supreme Court cases in the history of the United States. “To separate [children in grade and high school] from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to ever be undone”, stated by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The Supreme Court unanimous verdict for the Brown V. Board of Education has been credited with overturning the law of “separate but equal” which was stated in the Plessy V. Ferguson case that happened over 60 years ago. Brown V. Board of Education is a consolidation of cases from 5 different jurisdictions. The Brown case was a stimulus for the civil rights movement as African Americans struggled for education reform and forming legal arguments that will challenge segregation in all aspects of society. Brown V. board of education was a major turning point for African Americans in regards to education and equality in status the case didn’t focus on the tangible factors of equality but the psychological effects on those being separated.
II. The Case
The case of Brown stand point was on grounds that it toppled the lawful approaches built up by the Plessy v. Ferguson choice that sanctioned the acts of separate but equal. In the Plessy argument, the fourteenth Amendment was translated in a manner that equality in the law could be met through isolated offices. Jim Crow laws were gone all through the South and they built up particular offices for Blacks and Whites in everything from schools to restrooms, water fountains. However, 60 years later in the Brown Case the logic that was argument focused on the segregation aspect and proved that…...

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