Freedom? I Beg to Differ.

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Nehal Housny

Freedom? I beg to differ!
Racism is an important issue that we neglect to address. Being that people aren't aware of African American issues nowadays, their problems are also obvious to the public. It took many years for this matter to be resolved properly. Oliver Brown, father of Linda, was one of the many brave African Americans that fought for his daughters’ educational rights’. The case Brown vs. Board of Education set the precedent that there was no proof to prove that African American people were any different than white people in education.

In the summer of 1950 Oliver Brown’s daughter Linda was rejected to attend a local “white school “ because of her African American race. In this era, African Americans of all ages were treated like their were unworthy of good treatment and a proper education. They were “ unable to eat in the same restaurants, drink from the same drinking fountains, or even ride the same train and/or car as white people”. Brown then, along with other agitated parents filed a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education (TBE). Because Oliver was turned down by the state, he decided to take his case to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Respectively, the NAACP hired lawyers and took the case to the United States Supreme Court on October 1,1951.

On December 9, 1952 the Supreme Court heard from the lawyers of TBE. The lawyers argued that it was not a problem to separate black vs. white schools. IN response, the Brown lawyers challenged TBE to prove why black people did not deserve the same educations as whites. Due to the sensitivity of the case, the Supreme Court continued to interrogate both sides of the lawyers’. On May 17, 1964 the Supreme Court ended this case in favor of Linda Brown and all the other African America children.

It was unfair and unjustifiable that blacks were...
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