BROWN VS. TOPEKA BOARD OF EDUCATION
'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.
The court ruled that all segregation in public schools
was inherently unequal, thus beginning the desegregation of schooling and eventually of
other public places and programs.
In the early decades of the twentieth century the Supreme
Court had found that segregation was constitutional and America became increasingly
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, Washburn Univ.
This article examines perceived discrimination in Topeka, Kansas, which is home to the
landmark Supreme Court Decision Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. Using data from a
21-item survey questionnaire and nine focus groups, this article describes perceptions of
discrimination among citizens. The findings suggest that a significant portion of
participants have experienced some form of discrimination. Quantitative and qualitative
data reveal that significant levels of perceived discrimination have been experienced
across all population groups. The authors draw from the normative theory of discrimination
in the interpretation of the data. This article concludes by suggesting policy
recommendations that may be a start for effective remedies that aim to minimize perceived
discrimination in this community. - jbs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/36/6/793
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 v Board of Education court 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. - eric.ed.gov
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 -