Brown Vs Board Of Education Essay

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The case of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, was a considerably important case that made its way to the United States Supreme Court. The case commenced when the African American parents living in Boston, Massachusetts confronted the education system provided for their children. Basing their reasoning on the separate but equal doctrine, the education system mandated that schools be separated purely on race. The parents who were fed up with the insufficient facilities, out-of-date textbooks, and limited school supplies decided to raise their voices for the sake of their children’s education. In 1950, the parents and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) began to challenge the separate but equal doctrine dictating the …show more content…
The 14th amendment was violated because the board separated the children solely on race. The court made it decision and Mr. Chief Justice Warren delivered the courts opinion. The Chief Justice basically reiterated that the actions of the Topeka School Board were unconstitutional, and in more detail he explained the reasoning to why the court believed the 14th amendment was violated. During his discourse, he stated that at different time periods the way the 14th amendment was applied had different circumstances. In the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, the idea was to look at the actual effects of segregation on public education. From there, they asked another question. Did the segregation of public schools deprive the plaintiffs of the equal protection of the laws? The answer to that question was established by the end of the decision; yes. The Chief Justice continued to explain the importance of education in our country, and the opportunities it provided. Therefore, because of all the testimonies he stated before, the court ruled the case