The Case Of Brown V. Board Of Education

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The Beginning...

Discrimination in schools became apparent when the court case of Brown v. the Board of Education (1955) began to challenge the school systems. It brought up the unfair advantages minority children were facing in the "separate but equal" school systems. The ruling of this case pointed out the obstruction of parent 's rights presented in the Fourteenth Amendment, and ultimately led to the ruling of all schools becoming integrated.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 349 U.S. 294 (1955)

Fourteenth Amendment

This amendment gives "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or 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, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

U.S. Const. amen. XIV § 1

Texas Constitution, Bill of Rights

In article one, section three a, the state grants equality and states citizens "shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed, or national origin."

TX. Const. art. 1 § 3a.

A Few Statutes Outlawing Race Discrimination

42 U.S. Code § 2000d - prohibits against exclusion, being denied benefits, or discrimination for any person in the U.S. on the basis of race, color, or…
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