Insightful and very timely message! >>Re-blogged by Berna from the View from the Nest blog<<
An address to the school delivered on Martin Luther King Day.
“When you call something the ‘New Civil Rights Movement,’ you’re implying that the ‘old’ Civil Rights Movement is over. It isn’t.” – Womanist Gamer Girl
Nearly 60 years ago, on May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education ending legal segregation in American schools. Chief Justice Earl Warren had worked for weeks to build a consensus, enabling the decision to be unanimous despite personal and legal reservations several of the justices held in the case. One of the key holdings was that, “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. . .” (http://www.uscourts.gov/)
Nearly 60 years later, exactly a week ago today, U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall settled…
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