spot_img

Justice Clarence Thomas Rebukes Brown v. Board Ruling a Week After 70th Anniversary

Date:

spot_img

Despite the recent marking of the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a strong rebuke of the decision, arguing that the court overstepped its authority by banning racial segregation in schools. 

In a concurrence opinion allowing South Carolina to retain a congressional map alleged to discriminate against Black voters, Thomas criticized the Brown ruling for its “boundless view of equitable remedies” and the “extravagant uses of judicial power” to end segregation. He contended that federal courts possess limited power to grant equitable relief and should not invent new remedies.

This stance comes as American public schools are becoming increasingly segregated, disproportionately impacting Black and Latino students who face resource shortages.


Click play to listen to the AURN News report from Clay Cane. Follow @claycane & @aurnonline for more.

The post Justice Clarence Thomas Rebukes Brown v. Board Ruling a Week After 70th Anniversary appeared first on American Urban Radio Networks.

Read the Black Chronicle Black History Edition for Free! Click Below

Read the Black Chronicle Black History Edition for Free! Click Below

spot_img
spot_img

Subscribe

Share post:

Popular

More like this
Related

No vote: COGFA members unable to vote on Stateville, Logan prison closures

(The Center Square) – A state commission didn't vote...

Supreme Court says bump stocks don’t turn firearms into machineguns

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down on Friday a...