How Did Brown V Board Of Education Affect Society Today

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Throughout our existence, many historical events occurred that changed our everyday lives. Although slavery had been formally abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, African Americans were still being treated differently than whites. An issue that was often brought to court, was the segregation of black and whites in schools. A major event that occurred that forever changed our lives was the case of Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954. This was the name given to the five separate cases heard by the United States Supreme Court in regards to segregation in public schools. This essay will analyze the effects Brown vs. Board had on society today.

In the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, it was declared that segregation in schools was unconstitutional. Although this case concerned segregation in the public education system, its impact on society today went far beyond that. The ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education lead to major advancements in the civil rights of African Americans. …show more content…

For example, it set in motion the Women’s Movement which later on leads to major societal impacts on women's right to suffrage, political equality, equal pay, and much more. Without these rights, society today would be much different. The Brown decision lead to equality of men and women.

However, The Brown decision was not a total success. The American education system provides less resources and inexperienced teachers to schools with low-income students, which are said to be mainly African American and Latino. This continuing inequality has detrimental effects on society. In 2013, only 66 percent of African American graduated on time, while 83 percent of White students finished high school in four years. These facts undermine our core beliefs about education and equality. It also undermines our national ability to be competitive in the global

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