The Boston Desegregation Of Schools

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Riyawna Washington
Mr. Hernandez
English lll
19 December 2012
The Boston Desegregation of Schools The accusations of being blamed for disloyalty or going against society with little or no evidence is McCarthyism. An American playwright of the early 1900’s, Arthur Miller, wrote his play “The Crucible” in order to depict the fear felt amongst society. Besides the witch hunts and the events occurred through McCarthy’s ideas there was also the Boston desegregation of schools. In the 1940’s and 1950’s McCarthyism is shown through trials/hearings, causes and the effects. Beginning in the early 1970’s, the Boston desegregation of public schools is emphasized through causes, feelings of those who were influenced and the effects. Both the integration and the vicious accusations have a few similarities; one being, the fear of false accusations that was shared by the common people. McCarthyism and “The Crucible” were very important events in American history due to the fact that it extensively caused chaos amongst civilians in America. “Through out the 1940’s and 1950’s America was frantic with concerns about the threat of communism growing in Eastern Europe and China” (McCarthyism). In the middle of the Twentieth century Joseph McCarthy had an intense effect on society. He started the movement that sustains his name. McCarthyism was the movement that caused many changes in the lives of the people of the 1950's. McCarthy headed the charge against communism in the United States after the second

World War. Through his actions many people were accused of being communists and hastily judged to be so, because of the general feeling toward communism. “Though eventually his accusations were proven to be untrue, and he was censured by the senate for improper conduct, his passionate campaigning ushered in one of the most repressive times in the 20th century American politics”(McCarthyism). Fear of mass death and communism died down after McCarthy’s compassion towards his campaign to take out “subversives” which destroyed the national community of pretend in the Great Depression and World War ll. “Boston schools were unconstitutionally segregated” (Boston desegregation of schools). This event took place in the South of Charlestown High in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston had been viewed as the "cradle of liberty" ever since it played a key role in the American Revolution, but two hundred years later, a court-ordered a plan that utilized busing to achieve integration of the city's public schools that led to numerous protests, demonstrations, and confrontations between blacks and whites. Northerners who had called for desegregation in Southern schools for decades soon discovered that their own schools were just as segregated and that integrating them was just as difficult. Supreme Court's unanimous majority opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, Chief Justice Earl Warren stated, "Segregation in Boston public schools was eliminated in 1855.” “A decade after desegregation of Southern schools, school segregation in Boston was natural by the