ERIC Number: ED176374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Education and Earnings of Blacks and the "Brown" Decision. Program Report No. 79-B13.
Levin, Henry M.
This essay examines the impact of the Brown decision on both the relative educational attainments and relative earnings of blacks and whites. On the basis of the available data, it argues that the Brown decision had a powerful effect on improving the economic status of blacks, although only a portion of that improvement was attained through more equal schooling. Rather, Brown seemed to legitimate the case for equality and initiate the rise of black political activism, further legal challenges to racial discrimination in voting, employment, education, and housing, and the creation of a favorable climate for the passage of subsequent civil rights legislation and the War on Poverty. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Center for Educational Research at Stanford.
Identifiers: Brown v Board of Education
Note: Paper prepared for the Chancellor's Symposium on Southern History (University of Mississippi, Oxford, October 2-4, 1978)