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Brown Did Not Fail America, America Failed Brown, Patricia A. Broussard Jan 2004

Brown Did Not Fail America, America Failed Brown, Patricia A. Broussard

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It is my belief that the failure of Brown v. Board of Education and the continuing problem of race in America stems from the fact that America never took ownership of the promise of Brown, and instead, viewed the decision purely in terms of desegregation, as opposed to integration. Consequently, integration has remained a concept instead of an action item. Implicit in this notion of desegregation is the idea that the races sit next to one another, while the concept of integration carries with it a much heavier burden. It appears that the races have never made a personal investment ...