Saturday, February 23, 2019

Chief Justice Earl Warren

In the browned vs Board of Education, the United States Supreme appeal ruled against separatism in usual schools. According to a unscathed decisiveness which was delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren himself, the separate merely equal principle which had been adopted in connection with Plessy v. Fergusson could not be applied to in the public eye(predicate) education (Brown v. Board of Education). Immediately after the decision was handed down, people for and against the ruling reacted accordingly. Newspapers not only published articles which each hailed or supported the butterfly decision but resorted to cartoons as well.The gist of the first cartoon is very clear the United States Supreme dally, the highest court of the land, decl ars to all and sundry that according to its interpretation of the constitution of the country, specifically the ordinal Amendment, there should be no segregation in education. This was reminiscent of the response published in the Times of New York on may 18, 1954 empower All Gods Chillun which said that Jefferson and company, in declaring the independence title that all men were, and ought to be, equal before the law.If men are equal, children are equal, too. There is an so far greater necessity in the case of children, whose opportunities to glide path themselves and to be useful to the community may be lost if they do not have the right to be educated (Brown v. Board of Education). In the second cartoon, the slow reaction towards racial integration in the gray states is depicted. It was meant to show that after the decision on Brown v.Board of Education, desegregation in education was not being implemented in the south spendthrift enough, the reason why a man garbed in a graduation gown and cap is offering the use of a move horse so that the plow could be pulled much faster, thereby desegregating public schools more(prenominal) rapidly. It should be remembered that the people in the south did not openly welco me the desegregation ruling of the Supreme Court. As pointed out by a May 18, 1954 article in the University of Virginias Cavalier Daily, To legion(predicate) people this decision is contrary to a mien of life and violates the way in which they have thought since 1619 (Brown v.Board of Education). The third cartoon shows the use of an anvil, power hammer and chisel to cut the chain that had manacled public education to racial segregation. It was a sort of a euphoric celebration resulting from the Supreme Court decision. In a way, it showed the power of the Supreme Court in dealing with introductory human rights issues such as the education segregation. Equality Redefined, a May 18, 1954 report published in the Boston Herald, hailed the ruling and stated that it was a healthy sign that the countrys Constitution was alive and divine service its intended purpose, saying that desegregation was an expediency of the time (Brown v. Board of Education).Finally, the quaternate and last cartoon proclaimed that the Supreme Court decision desegregating the public schools proved to be a very potent weapon for state that dealt a crushing blow to racial segregation. The cartoon was a satisfactory illustration of a reaction printed in the May 18, 1954 issue of the bread Defender which said that Neither the atom run out nor the hydrogen go bad will ever be as meaningful to our democracy as the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that racial segregation violates the spirit and letter of our Constitution (Brown v. Board of Education).Cartoons are a effective form of political commentary even today. While it is undeniably certain that printed actors line, in the hands of a wordsmith, acquire an overpowering effect toppling even feared dictators, cartoons have proven even more effective than any printed matter. Cliches and poem have been used to compare the two. While it has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword, was it not also written that a picture paints a thousand words? The four cartoons described above were no doubt effective proportional to the period after the Supreme Court decision re Brown v. Board of Education because of the powerful message that they conveyed. For instance, the cartoon showing an exploding bomb accurately brings home the message that the desegregation of public schools was an overwhelming event, more powerful in its effect than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima several(prenominal) years earlier. Work Cited Brown v. Board of Education. Landmark Supreme Court Cases. 2002. 11 September 2007. http//www. landmarkcases. org/brown/opinion1. html

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