How Accurate Is It to Say That the Status of Black People in the United States Changed Very Little in the Years 1945 – 1955?

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How accurate is it to say that the status of black people in the United States changed very little in the years 1945 – 1955? It is very accurate to say that the status of black people in the United States changed very little in the years 1945 to 1955. Obviously some changes did occur but the main problem with them was that many of the changes that occurred were more changes in the law (de jure) rather than actual changes that would be put into practice (de facto). This was mainly due to the fact that Southern state governments, Southern judges and Southern police resisted change, and used their power to stop those changes being put into place. One of the major turning points in the status of black people happened in 1954 and was the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Mr Brown and the NAACP took the case of segregation in education the all the way to the Supreme Court, where after years of legal battles the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in American schools was illegal. This was clearly an important change in the status of black people as we can see that something has actually been achieved. However there was one problem with the ruling, and that was that they didn’t actually set a time by which all the schools had to stop segregation. This is an example of de jure but not de facto, a change in the law but the change wasn’t really put into practice. After the first year, the NAACP realised that there was very little change in the desegregation of schools in the South, so they went to the Supreme Court again who produced the Brown II ruling. This ruling stated that desegregation of education should occur ‘with all deliberate speed’. The problem with this was the same as the problem with the first ruling in that it was too vague and didn’t actually provoke much change. I think that one of the reasons why the Supreme Court produced such a
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