Saturday, December 6, 2014

Due 12/6/14

Separating black children from others solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone. The impact of segregation is greater when it has the sanction of law. A sense of inferiority affects the motivation of a child to learn. Segregation with the sanction of law tends to impede the educational and mental development of black children and deprives them of some of the benefits they would receive in an integrated school system. Whatever may have been the extent of psychological knowledge at the time of Plessy v. Ferguson, this finding is amply supported by modern authority and any language to the contrary in Plessy v. Ferguson is rejected.

     I choose the following passage from the summary of "Brown Vs. Board of Education. This passage gives us a simplified summary of the Supreme Court Case. The meaning behind this passage is just a basic overview of the decision that was made. In this passage the writer explains to us the decision that was made regarding the segregation of black children vs. white children in classrooms because of the color of their skins. it is explains to us that the separation because of skin color is an indicator of" feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to be undone." Its also explain that having a law that states that separation is necessary make the lives of those that it affect unfair and unjust. Being thought differently in "impede the education and mental development" of those not being benefited.

   I choose this passage because with other this case and many others I wouldn't have the type of education that I've been receiving today. To be able to go to school and learn the same things everyone else is learning, to have the same goal, to have the friendship, and the knowledge to know that my skin color doesn't make a difference in my education status are the reason that I choose this passage. I believe this case is very important because it show that the Constitution is being used to benefit all types of people. Its also important because it shows that people are fighting for what is right and getting the result that are need to make this country better.


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