Did the Brown v Bourd of Education Ruling violate states rights?

Why or why not?


Im mainly asking because of what someone said to me about the mississippi scandal

5 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer


    The US Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law.

    Separate but equal inherently violates that principle (as found by the court).

    NO state law or constitution can violate the US Constitution.

  • 10 years ago

    The states do not have the right to abuse or discriminate against their citizens any more than corporations or individuals do. The doctrine of separate but equal had been used to support segregation, the supreme court struck down that doctrine and declared that separate was inherently unequal. With no legal basis for segregation the states were forced to comply with integration orders from the federal courts.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No, it forced the states to follow the constitution.

  • 10 years ago


    Why not: because civil rights is guaranteed by the Constitution.

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  • 10 years ago

    so what if it did?

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