Parents Involved and the Meaning of Brown: An Old Debate Renewed
16 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2008
In Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 the Supreme Court debated the meaning of Brown v. Board of Education. This essay, prepared for a symposium on Parents Involved, traces the roots of the debate between color-blindness and anti-subordination to Brown itself and efforts to desegregate public schools in the wake of that decision but shows that the debate goes back at least as far as the tensions reflected in the first Justice Harlan's celebrated dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson.
Keywords: Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No., 127 S. Ct. 2738 (2007), Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1869), Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), Color-blindness, Anti-subordination, Desegregation, Public Schools, Racial Discrimination, Constitutional Law
JEL Classification: K19, K40
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