Segregation Essay examples

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On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court struck down the separate but equal doctrine in American public schools (Willoughby 40). The Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XVI states that:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States of America, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make ore enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life,
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The individual States do not want admit that segregation is present in our schools; therefore, no responsibility is being taken. Schools that have a high percentage of drugs, violence and gangs are mostly occupied by Blacks and Hispanics.
“Separate and unequal continues. More that 80 percent of Black and Latino segregated schools are in high poverty areas, compared with 5 percent of segregated white schools” (Willoughby 46). An example of segregation or classification in my city of El Paso, TX is the Westside, Northeast and Eastside. The Westside is classified as having a high percentage of whites living in that area. The schools on the Westside are much more economically advanced then those in the Northeast and Lower Valley. The Northeast is classified with a high percentage of blacks. The schools in the Northeast are associated with gangs, drugs and violence. They are not nearly as economically advanced as the Westside. The Lower Valley is classified as having a high percentage of Hispanics and like the Northeast, there are a high number of gangs, violence and drugs and the schools are not as economically advanced. Since the Brown vs. Board of Education decision it was assumed that segregation would finish. “The decision rested on an assumption that

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