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Fifty Years Later

In the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v the Board of Education segregation in public schools ended. More than fifty years later, segregation has not been totally abolished. The Court determined that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” (Brown v Board of Education 1). This ruling was in theory the right approach but in our inner city public schools we still see segregation. Jonathan Kozol’s essay Still Separate, Still Unequal explains this segregation. The segregation seen and lived in these schools comes from family socioeconomic levels, conditions of the schools or the environment of the schools and financial support from the government. These are just some of the causes that keep our public schools still segregated. This segregation is just as wrong now as it was before Brown v the Board of Education. All children have the right to the same education with equal environments and teachers regardless of their socioeconomic levels. It is these levels and today’s society which have forced segregation back into existence.
Public schools named after champions of civil rights causes are populated predominantly by black and Hispanic students because these schools are located for the most part in the inner cities where these ethnic groups reside. The neighborhoods where blacks and Hispanics live are made up of families where both parents usually work at lower wages to make ends meet. The children who live in these neighborhoods do not have the same advantages as those students who live in the more expensive suburbs. They are forced to attend the neighborhood public schools. Their parents would never be able to afford private schools or live in the suburbs. In Jonathan Kozol’s essay, Still Separate, Still Unequal,   he writes “One of the most disheartening experiences for those who grew up in the years when Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall were alive is to visit public schools today...

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