can you please help me reword this its aboutS brown v board of education WORTH 10 POINT?

Lawyers in the Brown case called for desegregation on two main grounds: that segregation was unconstitutional, and that it harmed black children. Desegregation supporters claimed that segregation violated the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law, which declared, "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall...deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." And since separate accommodations could never be equal, they argued, segregation was unconstitutional. "The act of separation and the act of segregation in and of itself denies [students] equal educational opportunities which the Fourteenth Amendment secures," attorney Robert Carter argued on behalf of the plaintiffs.

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    The two main reasons that the Brown case called for desegregation were that:

    - segragation was unconstitutional

    - and that it harmed African American children

    To explain the first point, supporters claimed that segregation violated the 14th Amendment's guarentee of "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall...deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

    And since seperate schooling for Blacks and Whites could not be called "equal", they argued that segregation was unconstitutional.

    Leading attorney Robert Carter argued on behalf of the plaintiffs,"The act of separation and the act of segregation in and of itself denies [students] equal educational opportunities which the Fourteenth Amendment secures,"

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