Will Our Supreme Court Overturn Brown v. Board of Education Next?

Disregarding precedent puts American's civil rights in jeopardy

Allison Wiltz
Published in
6 min readDec 7, 2021


Linda Brown on becoming ‘the symbol of Brown vs. Board of Ed’ | Photo Credit | Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court recently debated women's right to choose whether or not to become mothers. So, what's stopping them from changing their "opinion" about Brown v. Board of Education? If precedent means nothing at all, then the only thing holding this democracy together is chewing gum, a flimsy, sticky constitutional agreement never truly embraced by or applied to all Americans.

Many White parents have the privilege of sending their kids to private schools, which has only deepened racial segregation in America's public schools. Writing about the consequences of modern segregation, the Economic Policy Institute said, "It means that the promise of integration and equal opportunities for all Black students remains an ideal rather than a reality."

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka became a landmark case which expanded civil rights to Black students across the nation. The nine justices unanimously ruled in favor of the Brown family and other plaintiffs in the 1954 Supreme Court Case that redefined access to education in America.



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