Watchman Education Vs Education

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“Go Set a Watchman” is a novel by the late Harper Lee that takes place in the 1950’s. The time period that the book is set in is also around the time that the infamous case of Brown v. Board of Education had been brought to the supreme court. This book is a sequel to the popular novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” where a white man, Atticus Finch, is fighting for a black man who has been accused of rape by a white woman. In “Go Set a Watchman”, there is a slew of conflicts, from Jean Louise being embarrassed and losing her sense of self-confidence due to her “falsies” being thrown onto a billboard to her discovering that her once seemingly nice father is not all what he has been cut out to be.
One of the problems that is presented is the fact that
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Board of Education, such as the Briggs v. Elliott case that had been a main topic throughout the film “Separate But Equal”, the topic of segregation was ruled unconstitutional after they had over 50 years of Stare Decisis, or standing by a decision that had been previously decided, and fighting for equal rights that were supposed to come along with the whole “separate but equal” law that the supreme court had set in place back in 1896. While on the topic of separate but equal, the film with the same title discusses the issues that black people had faced with segregation. In the beginning of the movie, Reverend J. A. Delaine is tired of not being treated fairly, and seeing some of his students suffer due to unequal treatment, thus beginning one of the five Brown v. Board of Education cluster cases known as the Briggs v. Elliott case was a very important and influential part of the film due to the fact that not many, if any, racial cases throughout the state of South Carolina had been won. This film shed light on the fact that during the time of segregation, the 14th amendment “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”, had been ignored by many people in the United States of America since they had decided to segregate the country. Although there are many things that differentiate the novel and the case, and the film, they do share some similarities when it comes to timing and race
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