As such, the paper seeks to critically discuss the impact of racial segregation especially on students in public schools.
The case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954, 1955) marked a major victory for blacks in the US who were major victims of racial segregation in schools. Though the Supreme Court judges in this particular case were deeply divided over the case, they realized that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. in delivering the judgement in this case, they stated 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. . ." (USCourts, n.d). Indeed, this judgement in the case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954, 1955) is plausible since it is a victory to those people who are segregated on the basis of their race.
Racial segregation has negative impacts especially on the victims particularly the people belonging to an “inferior race.” Racial segregation is dehumanising since the segregated groups are relegated to lower levels of society and they are often treated as inferior. Under law, this practice should not be permitted since it impacts negatively on other people who may be deprived the opportunity to live happier lives through their hard work. People who are looked down upon often view themselves as inferior and they are not capable of doing anything meaningful that can improve their welfare. They also end up failing to get opportunities to pursue courses and careers that can improve their welfare.
The aspect of racial segregation is inhumane since it is believed that all people are created equal by God. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), human beings are born with inalienable rights and these should not be violated by other people. Article 7 of the UDHR (1948) states that, “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal ...Show more