Jim Crow statute did not solely apply to the segregation of blacks and whites. For instance, in Texas, blacks along with Mexican-Americans were forbidden from sharing churches, restaurants, schools, and other public places with the whites. Furthermore, the constitutionality of the Jim Crow statutes was supported by the Supreme Court verdict in Plessy v. Ferguson that reigned that separate amenities for whites and blacks were permitted only if the amenities were of the same quality. However, this verdict was subsequently upturned in the year 1954 after the Supreme Court verdict in Brown v. Board of Education terminated in law segregation in America. This was the start of integration of the American society.
Nevertheless, the South repelled the enforcement of the verdict by the court. School districts and states did little to decrease segregation, and the schools were virtually totally segregated. In the present days, we ought to still feel discontented as American schools are much more segregated these days than they were 30 years ago. The movement towards desegregation of schools that was initiated in 1954 has moved towards re-segregation. Finally, Kozol claims that the in the present days the schools are much more segregated than they were back in the 19542.
The American society appears very different in the present day than it was in the past fifty years. Changes in birth rates and increased immigration have transformed the ethnic demographics in the United States. White student’s numbers are decreasing, and it is expected that in the forthcoming days no ethnic group will be the majority. Schools must be in a position of preparing their students for civilization and inspire them to grow into good citizens. The progressively multiethnic United States social order will benefit from a learning system that encourages understanding and racial integration. However, ever since the 1990s educational policies have stimulated a return to neighborhood,