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Unwanted Integration In the early 1950s racial segregation in public schools was the standard across America Although all the schools in a given district were supposed to be equal most black schools were greatly inferior to their white equal The Supreme Courts Brown v Board of Education decision did not put an end to segregation in other public areas such as restaurants and restrooms nor did it require integration of public schools by a specific time It did however state the lenient or mandatory segregation that existed in 21 states unconstitutional It was a giant step towards complete desegregation of public schools Even partial integration of these schools however was still very far away as would soon become apparent The United States Constitution promises Freedom and equal opportunity to the people of the United States Unfortunately the basic rights that people deserve have not always been shown throughout history to people who are of any other than white race In the Brown v Board of Education documents communication and new ideas of integraton were talked about generously in an attempt to try to ease the feelings of the white American public The Daily News from Jackson Missippi had an article headed Bloodstains On White Marble Steps and in this aricle the write expressed his feelings on how horrible integration in schools would be for the Amercian public He said White and Negro children in the same schools leads to miscegenation Miscegenation leads to mixed marriages and mixed marriages lead to mongrelization of the human race Although one man wrote this this was a fear that lived in many Americans then and even today White Americans were clearly upset and scared that they after all these years now had to change their ways of living The white race now had to send their children to school with the children of slaves or ex-slaves This was an outrage but it was necessary if the American wanted
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