African American Segregation In Schools Essay

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school that was only five blocks from her house. Oliver Brown filed a class action lawsuit, and had attorneys that were a part of the NAACP. When the case reached the Supreme Court, the court decided in favor of Brown. “Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote the opinion read on May 17, 1954. The Court 's language incorporated some of the main points argued by African Americans, that segregation "generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to be undone."” (Pbs.org, 1). Justice Earl Warren helped to desegregate schools and give the civil rights movement a much needed boost of confidence. Brown v. Board of Education overturned Plessy and opened many doors for African American …show more content…

This issue is still present in the education system today. Instead of having schools that are segregated by race by law, schools are unintentionally segregated due to boundary lines. People in the city government has to divide the city into districts so students can be evenly distributed into the schools. This leads to unintentional segregation. Children from a predominately wealthy, white neighborhood will go to school together. This is the same for African American and Hispanic communities on the lower end of the social economic scale. These schools will have different races of students in each of them but the ratios will be drastically different. The unintentional segregation of schools leads to the uneven distribution of funding to schools. The lack of funding compromises education. Underperforming schools are not funded as much as schools with near perfect test scores. A few months ago on a call with reporters, U.S Education secretary Arne Duncan addressed the growing problem of school funding. “As it stands, Duncan said, about 6.6 million students from low-income families in 23 states are harmed by local and state funding disparities” (HuffingtonPost.com, 1). Funding

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