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Brown v. Board of Education, Segregation, Resegregation, De Jure Segregation, De Facto Segregation, Public Schools


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Constitutional Law | Education Law | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies


This paper focuses on the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision and the subsequent Supreme Court cases that followed the Brown decision that allowed for resegregation to occur within public education. It specifically looks at the rulings made in; Green v. County School Board New Kent County (1968), Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg (1971), Milliken v. Bradley (1974), Missouri v. Jenkins (1990), and Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District (2007) with a focus on how these subsequent cases post-Brown have led to resegregation on a De Facto basis within public education. This article also addresses strategies to combat De Facto segregation within public education and further examines the different ways segregation has continued to occur in public education through De Facto methods such has housing polices and within school tracking programs.

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Race and Ethnic Studies

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