Ed Team

Separate Isn't So Equal

Filed By Ed Team | July 02, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: brown. v. board of education, civil rights, education policy, schools, scotus, supreme court, thurgood marshall

"Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, even though the physical facilities and other 'tangible' factors may be equal.

The 'separate but equal' doctrine adopted in Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 , has no place in the field of public education."

--Brown v. Board of Education, argued by (then) Supreme Court Justice-To-Be Thurgood Marshall, whose birthday is today


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