Case 4-5 - minority children of the equal protection of the...

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Catherine Reeves Case 4-5 Citation Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Supreme Court of the United States, 1954. 347 U.S. 483, 74 S. Ct. 686, 98 L.Ed. 873. Facts Black children were denied admission to public schools attended by white children under laws requiring or permitting segregation according to the races. The white and black schools approached equality in terms of buildings, curricula, qualifications, and teacher salaries. Issue Does the segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprive the
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Unformatted text preview: minority children of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment? Decision Yes. Reason Regardless of the equalization of the schools by "objective" factors, intangible issues promote and maintain inequality. Racial segregation in public education has a harmful effect on minority children because it is interpreted as a sign of inferiority. Separate but equal is inherently unequal in the context of public education....
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