District Of Columbia's Desegregation Case Study

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The District of Columbia’s desegregation case was based on the boycott of the black high school that was overcrowded and in a condition of desperation. Since the District of Columbia was a federal territory, the Fourteenth amendment was not applicable towards the justification of the case’s position. Lawyers of the case selected a different approach of consolidating the Fifth Amendment, which guaranteed the equal protection of the law maintaining the same manner of the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision of Bolling v. Sharpe was simultaneously decided with Brown v. Board of Education, issuing the segregation itself was considered to be unconstitutional. The court ruled the African Americans in the District of Columbia were repudiated of the due process clause under the Fifth Amendment for the reasoning there was no vindication of the…show more content…
The significant legacies in the case of Brown v. Board of Education are the confrontation of the ideology with its constant denial of separation was not equal, the right to quality education, “dignity to self,” the creation of black middle class, and the setup of educational standards for personal achievement. Prior to the decision of Brown v. Board of Education, the federal government powered to enforce segregation under the Supreme Court’s ruling of permitting “separate but equal” doctrine towards the treatment between African Americans and whites. The following of the decision of Supreme Court’s ruling in the segregation in public schools considered as a violation to the Constitution shifted the ideas of the Justice Department and federal officials to acceptance of integration instead of obstruction. Education desegregation was not entirely devoted to the idea of inclusion but as well as the decision modified the social construction of the unidentified
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