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In Ebony, Janel George Discusses Continuing Efforts to Fulfill Brown v. Board of Education Promise

Monday, May 18, 2015

61 Years After Brown v. Board, Segregation Continues

Janel George of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund on the continued struggle for equal access, six decades after the groundbreaking case that desegregated schools

"Although the Brown decision invalidated the “separate, but equal” doctrine, it would take decades until racial desegregation became a widespread reality in many facets of everyday life, including public facilities.  What has been much harder to eradicate is the deeply-entrenched systemic and institutionalized racism that served as the infrastructure of de jure segregation"

Read the full op-ed here.