n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - 1954-2014 : sixty years of unfulfilled expectations : aantekeninge

Volume 2015, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



(347 US 483 (1954)) is seen to be one of the most significant - if not the most significant - cases the United States supreme court has decided. In the case the United States supreme court dramatically expanded the constitutional protections of individual liberties and minority rights. In this case the supreme court held that the "separate but equal doctrine" upheld by the court in (163 US 537 (1896)) was untenable and could be sustained only by accepting the view that African-Americans were inferior. The groundwork was laid for ending the "separate but equal" doctrine in public education.

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