CELEBRATING BROWN….Publius at Legal Fiction is unhappy with the hagiography attending the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education:
In the popular mind, Brown is one of America?s triumphs ? a long overdue recognition of equality by the nation?s highest judicial body. In my opinion, it?s not only the most overrated decision in the Court?s history, it?s actually become an impediment to integration. I have three fundamental problems with Brown: (1) its effect is overrated; (2) it gives the wrong people credit for desegregating American schools; and (3) it is now an obstacle to integration.
I can’t really say if he’s right, but he makes an interesting argument. Click the link to find out why he feels this way.