It should be noted that the 14th Amendment was put into place in 1868, and interpreted some 100 years later to extend rights to African Americans, without revisionism. The 14th Amendment was used as a basis to decide the ruling, but with the “separate but equal” ruling in the Plessy vs. Fergusson case, the rights guaranteed in the 14th Amendment were already extended to African Americans. They would receive the same rights as Whites and lawful protection from the government. The Supreme Court was not duly interpreting the Constitution in this case [Brown v. Board of Education], but instead, giving in to the racial turmoil around them and ruling in favor of moral activism.
The 10th Amendment states that, “…powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Therefore, with the segregation not clearly defined as Constitutional or not, would be left up to the respective state to determine, not the Supreme Court.
The 11th Amendment states that a citizen cannot sue the state in a Federal Court. Therefore, the Supreme Court cannot extend it’s jurisdiction into state affairs, because it’s not defined in the Constitution, and therefore left up to State to determine. Therefore, speaking Constitutionally (the language of the law of the land), the State’s had the right to overturn a federal decision made by the Supreme Court, and buck it accordingly. Accordingly, and an Executive Decision from the National level to override a governor on this issue, be it in the form of sending a military force to intervene, has no justification.
To say that segregation makes blacks feel inferior is not true. When the facilities are equal, there is no reason for someone of a certain race to feel inadequate, especially when the segregation goes both ways. Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and George Washington Carver, were all products of a segregated society and upbringing, and they went on to achieve enormous success. Saying that someone cannot achieve success because they are insecure enough to feel excluded, is a weak argument.
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