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Ethnic Studies Review
One hundred years ago the Supreme court of the United States of America ruled in the case of Plessy vs. Ferguson that "separate but equal" was the law of the land. The high court finally decided in the 1954 case of Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, that Plessy was unconstitutional. In his delivery of the Brown decision Mr. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote: "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of `separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
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