We can end racial segregation in America
Starting in the 1930s, civil rights litigators won court victories that desegregated law and graduate schools, then colleges and, in the 1954 Brown decision, elementary and secondary schools. These legal victories helped to spur a civil rights movement that, in the 1960s, forced an end to racial segregation in public transportation, in public accommodations, in employment, and in voting. Serious enforcement problems remain, and a contemporary backlash threatens these victories, but we have nonetheless seen great progress in these areas since the mid-twentieth century.
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August 19, 2022