By Stephen Breyer,Thiru Vignarajah
“A selection the court docket and the country will come to regret.”
Ten years in the past, the us splendid court docket struck down neighborhood university board projects intended to opposite severe racial segregation in public colleges. The sharply divided 5-4 selection in Parents fascinated by group colleges v. Seattle institution District marked the tip of an period of efforts by means of neighborhood professionals to meet the promise of racially built-in schooling estimated by means of the ideal courtroom in 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education. In a searing landmark dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer warned this used to be “a selection the courtroom and the kingdom will come to regret.” A decade later, the unabated resegregation of America’s colleges keeps to verify Justice Breyer’s fears, as many colleges and faculty districts around the kingdom are extra racially segregated at the present time than they have been within the overdue 1960s.
Edited and brought via Justice Breyer’s former legislation clerk—and observed via a sobering replace at the country of segregated faculties in the US today—this quantity comprises the complete textual content of Justice Breyer’s so much impassioned opinion, a dissent that Justice John Paul Stevens known as on the time “eloquent and unanswerable.” The cautionary phrases of Justice Breyer should still echo in study rooms around the state and within the hearts and minds of oldsters and schoolchildren everywhere.
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