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Lawso Discussion - Noah Greenberg Lawso 1 Jason Hopkins Thursdays 2:00 This weeks readings discussed the process of the Supreme Courts decision in

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Noah Greenberg Jason Hopkins Lawso 1 Thursdays 2:00 October 22, 2008 This weeks readings discussed the process of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education , and the effects it had on the nation in the years to follow. The first reading discusses the variation of opinions within the court, and the lengthy road to unanimity in the Brown case to desegregate public schools in America. After much dissention and the death of Justice Vinson, the court finally reached a unanimous decision to integrate the schools. Michael J. Klarman’s piece on “Massive Resistance,” discusses the immediate response of white supremacists in the southern states. A seemingly vast majority opposed desegregation, and expressed their opinions through lynching’s, beatings, bombings, and violent mobs outside of schools, which were to be integrated. Numbers show that the amount of violent outbursts in the South actually grew after the Brown decision. Racist political leaders in the south such as Ross Barnett, Governor Wallace
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course LAWSO 151 taught by Professor Hajjar during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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Lawso Discussion - Noah Greenberg Lawso 1 Jason Hopkins Thursdays 2:00 This weeks readings discussed the process of the Supreme Courts decision in

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