Friday, August 01, 2003

Contrary to a reader comment published at Instapundit, a pro-segregation constitutional amendment could not have passed in the United States in 1953. Outside the South, public support for de jure segregation was minimal by this time. The reader in question apparently accepts the "Brown [1954] changed everything" myth. In fact, as Mike Klarman (see citations in the linked-to paper) and others have shown, Brown was an example of the Supreme Court enforcing a national consensus against a recalcitrant local minority.

David Bernstein George Mason University

Thursday, July 31, 2003

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David Bernstein
(George Mason University)