The Brown V. Board of Education included a Supreme Court case that termed racial segregation in public schools as unconstitutional. In the efforts to end this racial segregation in public schools in the United States of America, the Supreme Court fought for the seizure of this trend.
Three prominent Topeka lawyers filed the Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka. They managed to accomplish this with the assistance of two other lawyers. These included NAACP’s Jack Greenberg and Robert Carter. This filling of the case occurred in February 1951. The case based on social science argued that racial segregation in public schools possesses negative impacts on the African- American children. The judges managed to rule against the plaintiffs. The final judgment favored the case on the three lawyers’ side. The court argued that the consistent separation or segregation of children in grade and high schools from their age- mates in other schools based on racism inculcated a sense of inferiority.
The segregated children eventually lost their esteem due to the impacts of racial segregation on their hearts and minds. Moreover, such children viewed themselves as less fundamental members of the society. Eventually, this affected the interaction between them and the other race.
There existed racial segregation in the Heart of Atlanta Motel. Being a private business, it only accommodated members of the same race. This trend led to an increase in racial segregation in the United States of America. Hence, the Supreme Court ordered that the U.S Congress handle the case. Moreover, this kind of segregation affected commercial activities that occurred across the national borders. The ruling on this matter occurred that privately owned businesses could run freely regardless of race. A business owner could make free decisions as long as they evaded any kind of racial segregation. In addition, the ruling stated that interstate businesses would proceed regardless of races of the participants.
Ayers, Edward. American Passages: A History of the United States. New York: Cambridge