Brown vs. Board of Education


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Brown vs. Board of Education
how it’s rebellious
history on it
how rebellion is part of being american.
strong sense of individuality and desire to back authority is key to being american
Own opinions
About the five states that brown vs. board of education is under


Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark ruling in the history of United States.  The ruling ruled that state laws which had established separate public schools for white and black Americans in states was illegal as it denied black children the right to have good education.  This ruling dealt a big blow to a number of states which had propagated laws which segregated students in education with whites attending well maintained schools while black children attended poor quality schools (Kluger 49). These laws had been established in support of Jim Crow laws which were meant to uphold white ethnocentrism in United States. Brown v. Board Education ruling overturned earlier rulings from Plessey v. Ferguson in 1896 which had upheld racial segregation in education. The ruling was delivered by United States Supreme Court on May 17, 1954 in a unanimous 9-0 voting decision. In their ruling, the sitting judges declared that these propagations of separate educational facilities was inherently unequal and the ruling also upheld that s racial segregation in schools amounted to violation of Equal Protection Clause contained in the Fourteenth Amendment.  This ruling also had other importance as it paved way for the civil rights movement which brought about changes in racial relations in the country. Over the next years after this ruling, there as marked change in racial make up of schools facilities especially in the Southern states, which had propagated racial segregation in almost all public institutions. Although this ruling did not bring about radical change in racial make of school management, it is still considered an important step towards restructuring education management in the country. However, this ruling also presents another side of analyzing Americans way of life. Brown v. Board of education was not only a landmark ruling but it represented rebellion to racial segregation packaged in required change in school make up (Brown Foundation). This ruling was instrumental in paving way for the rebellious civil rights movements which were marked by volatile racial upheavals that gave way for equal playing ground for all races in United States. Therefore, Brown v. Board of Education can be looked at as an expression of rebellious way of American life that has led to change over the years.