The Brown Vs. Board Of Education Case

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On May 17, 1954, African Americans had one of the most life changing rulings in history. The Brown vs. Board of Education case served as a catalyst for the modern civil rights movement, inspiring education reform everywhere and giving legal means for better opportunities to come. Although African Americans were given the legal rights to a better education, they were not excluded from facing any social inequality. Social inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statues within a group or society. America has experienced a wide range of inequality that has developed into social consequences between minorities and societies with bigger income differences. To begin with, the most common inequality in modern society is the corrupted criminal justice system. Racial bias and profiling persuades judgments when sentencing minorities; especially African Americans. "African Americans make up 6.5% of the American population but 40.2% of the prison…show more content…
For centuries people have associated the parents’ success with the kids’ success, basically assuming that since the parent is a slave than the kid will be nothing more than a slave as well. Sensitivity towards the inequality has forced minorities into a corner that makes their violent behavior obligatory. “Greater income inequality seems to amplify and intensify the effects of social status differentiation - - bigger material differences creating bigger social distances. So the most common trigger to violence seems to be people feeling disrespected and looked down on (Wilkinson, 2011).” Although slavery promoted this degradation and disrespect towards African Americans, minorities are making it clear that those days are over and that they will not settle for anything less than equality and
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