Presentation on theme: "The Challenge We Face Overcoming Separate and Unequal Education in the Greater Los Angeles Area."— Presentation transcript:
The Challenge We Face Overcoming Separate and Unequal Education in the Greater Los Angeles Area
May 17, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education The United States Supreme Court declared that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal
Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other tangible factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities? We believe that it does. We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of separate but equal has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. Excerpt from Brown:
Crawford v. Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles, 1970 Judge Gitelson: The Los Angeles school board knowingly, affirmatively and in bad faith…segregated, de jure, its students and had drawn school boundaries so as to create or perpetuate segregated schools.
The Harvard Civil Rights Project has identified California as one of the most segregated states in the nation for Latino and black students today. Los Angeles County is the most segregated county in California. 67% of Latina/o students in Los Angeles County attend 90-100% non-white schools. 56% of black students in Los Angeles County attend 90-100% non-white schools.
2003-2004: 71.5% black 27.6% Latina/o Enrollment 2,995 4 students entered UCLA from that years graduating class.
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Grounds Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Amphitheatre Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Rolling Hills Estates, CA 2003-2004: 59.8% white 31.9% Asian American 3.6% Latina/o 2.5% black Enrollment:2,819 77 students from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School entered UCLA that year.