Sociology Index


Jim Crow Laws and Jane Crow Laws

Brown vs Board of Education was a United States landmark Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the decision of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) which allowed state-sponsored segregation. 'Brown vs Topeka Board of Education' was a case before the Supreme Court of the United States which resulted in a 1954 ruling that set aside a Kansas statute that permitted cities of over 15,000 to maintain separate schools for blacks and whites.

Debunking the Myth That All is Well in the Home of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education - A Study of Perceived Discrimination - Michael L. Birzer, Richard B. Ellis. This article examines perceived discrimination in Topeka, Kansas, which is home to the landmark Supreme Court Decision Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. Quantitative and qualitative data reveal that significant levels of perceived discrimination have been experienced across all population groups. This article concludes by suggesting policy recommendations that may be a start for effective remedies that aim to minimize perceived discrimination in this community.

Impact of the 1954 Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education Decision on Black Educators. Ethridge, Samuel B. - Negro Educational Review. As a result of the Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education decision, thousands of educational positions which would have gone to Blacks in the South have been lost, although gains in school positions for Blacks have occurred in other parts of the country. -

Equating the watershed Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education ruling to the Supreme Court's voucher ruling is political rhetoric at its most powerful. - By LINDA GREENHOUSE -