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  1. Introduction
  2. The first and most formidable challenge to integration
  3. The condition of the Blacks and Latinos
  4. Anti-Brown landmark case
  5. Conclusion

In keeping with the theme of examining national mythologies, we should look at Brown v. Board of Education with a critical eye. By and large, our society accepts the idea that racial segregation in schools are inherently unequal, that is, the end result will be disparate even with equal funding of facilities and faculty. However, I contend that ? with some isolated advances in racial integration aside ? Brown is nearly irrelevant today, as our national education system has had fifty years to progress, yet has not come even near giving every U.S. citizen an equal education.

[...] board of education In keeping with the theme of examining national mythologies, we should look at Brown v. Board of Education with a critical eye. By and large, our society accepts the idea that racial segregation in schools are inherently unequal, that is, the end result will be disparate even with equal funding of facilities and faculty. However, I contend that with some isolated advances in racial integration aside Brown is nearly irrelevant today, as our national education system has had fifty years to progress, yet has not come even near giving every U.S. [...]


[...] In the anti-Brown landmark case, Jenkins, Justice Thomas contended that ?black schools can function as the center and symbol of black communities, and provide examples of independent black leadership, success, and achievement.? While Brown supporters disagree with this opinion and its consequences, many such supporters probably would support an analogous justification for women's colleges: Going to a women's college greatly increases the chances that a woman will become a leader in traditionally male-dominated fields, that she will become a scientist or elected official and that she will keep her academic, professional and personal sights high. [...]

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