This Article discusses the pervasive racism that continues to exist in the United States and examines the critical role that the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education played in transforming race relations. The Article stresses the need to find a way to rid the country of race and color differentiation and emphasizes the deleterious effect that segregated school systems have on black school childrens ability to learn. The Article examines how Brown came about and states that the Court's rejection of Plessy v. Ferguson is what makes the case so significant. The Article discusses some of the important effects of Brown - that people no longer admit to harboring racial bias and the fact that it drastically changed black's attitudes about their status. The Article also points out certain problems with Brown and notes its failure to meet its objective of securing equal education opportunities, as there are more segregated primary and secondary schools today than then were before Brown.
Robert L. Carter,
The Conception of Brown,
32 Fordham Urb. L.J. 93
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