Thurgood Marshall Research Paper

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Look around. No matter where or how old the same rights are given to everyone else in the United States. No one is treated better or looked at worse. Most schools and businesses today have a variety of people of different colors and religious backgrounds. All of these people have the same opportunity. There are many men and women who are responsible for there being equal opportunities for all, and Thurgood Marshall is one of them. Thurgood Marshall’s drive for equal opportunities for all humans led to better changes to the system and easier lives for African Americans and all citizens.

Not often that someone’s dream of happiness is to help others; generally it may to be the best at something or to be known throughout the world. However, …show more content…

Thurgood Marshall played a part in the change through his rulings on the Supreme Court and by helping defend others like on the decisive Supreme Court case “Brown v. The Board of Education”. As Marshall stated once "The position of the Negro today in America is the tragic but inevitable consequence of centuries of unequal treatment . . . In light of the sorry history of discrimination and its devastating impact on the lives of Negroes, bringing the Negro into the mainstream of American life should be a state interest of the highest order. To fail to do so is to ensure that America will forever remain a divided society" (“The man who turned racism into history THE LAW’If white supremacy has subsided in the United States, it’s largely due to Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court.”, par 10). African Americans were mistreated, viewed as lower class, and were not equal in the eyes of the people or the law. Although the law changed, people were not as quick to the change, so African American were continually mistreated until others stood up for them and put their feet down just like Thurgood Marshall did in order to let African Americans gain equality. Marshall was a strong believer in the law and that things can and would change for the better like how he suggested "The Negro who was once enslaved by law

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