brown v board Essay

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Discuss Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Why was it considered historic? What loopholes remained? What was “Brown II”? The United States constitution guarantees equal rights and opportunities for all. However, these basic liberty have not always always been provided as promised. Educational systems mandated separate schools for children of different colors. Schools of African Americans were known to be inferior to those of white children. Many debates about the inequality present in the racist educational system occurred. They go as far back as mid 1800’s. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a supreme case that occurred in mid 1900’s. In 1951 a class suit filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education of the City of Topek, Kansas. This suit was filed against the racial discrimination of blacks since this board of education operated different elementary schools for different colored students. It was until a couple years later that the court finally recognized the “separate but equal” policy for schools was in fact unconstitutional. The Brown v. Board of education opened the doors to a new era of teaching where students were to be treated equally. It was a remarkable win for the civil rights movement. Although the court ruled “separate but equal” to be unconstitutional, there still remained loopholes present which left the Brown v. Education outcome pointless. If courts didn’t release a court order for states to desegregate, the state and board of education could take as little time as they wanted when it came to desegregating school systems. The number of blacks attending racially mixed schools was very little