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CAAS 201 5.3.2011 - CAAS 201 5.3.2011(Tue Brown vs Board of...

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CAAS 201 5.3.2011 (Tue) Brown vs. Board of Edu. May 17, 1954 – Pivotal case in US History. - Topeka Kansas, deals with 14 th Amendment. - There were other cases in South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington D.C.; Each case was working itself up to the US Supreme Court. - They decided to Consolidate the cases (bring them together). “Teachable moments” “copious notes –many” Coleman Young (First Af.Am mayor of Det. (a major city) in 1973. In 1967 the city of Cleveland Ohio Carl Stokes (first Af.Am to be elected mayor to a big city) 1967/68 – Birth of a Nation Black Legislators (stereotypical depiction of blacks – “this is from a film) Mississippi: 1964 – Mississippi freedom summer Medgar Evers (1963 gunned down in his driveway) June 23, 2003 (Affirmative Action case – US Supreme Court – 2 cases – The President of UofM was the defendant – “Grutter v. Bolenger” and “Gratz v. Bolenger”. - Grutter applying to Law school, Gratz applying to LSA - Gratz was waitlisted and then sued. She applied under the “Selection Sheet Index” numerically driven (pts. Based on gpa, level of high school, if you are legacy, a males student going into a traditionally female field, any type of gift you have, provost discretion (the provost can promote the admittance of a certain student) - The Supreme Court said the “Bakke” system was still correct but LSA was not using that, but the Law school was.
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