Thursday, May 17, 2012
TIH: Brown v. Bd. of Education.
May 17, 1954: The Supreme Court announces its opinion in Brown v. Bd. of Education banning public school segregation. It only took a little more than 80 years for the Court to remedy and obvious violation of the Equal Protection clause. There was widespread opposition to the decision. Although not as vehement as in 1954, reaction to the Supreme Court's opinion in Heller (2008) has also shwon strong opposition. Looks like lots of Americans, then and now, really don't want a "land of the free" and a "home of the brave" for everyone. Too many people want rights for themselves and their ideological allies, but not for the wrong kind of people.