A Nation of Darwinism on Education displayed in Brown v. Board of Education.

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The segregated schools in the United States' past years are justified by the Caucasians sense of superiority over the African Americans; therefore, the African Americans where not worthy of the same education. Yet theorists like Charles Darwin, who view the existence of humans in a competitive state of mind, have a different perspective of such acts. These segregated schools allowed the Whites to receive high-quality education, giving them an edge over the African Americans. The enforcement of such school policies can be interpreted as the White race's attempt to survive on earth, with intent to wipe out the African American competition by not giving them educational opportunity. In response, the African Americans challenged the segregated schools, filing a law suit to integrate education, a case known as Brown v. Board of Education. Integrated schools would increase the knowledge of African Americans by improving education funds to Black students. Because knowledge is essential to the survival the human, such an attempt to increase their knowledge can be once again be interpreted as a struggle to survive, refusing to be destroyed by the White's segregated schools.

As human beings, competition amongst ourselves runs through our daily lives. And so, the battle progressed.

The impact of the segregated school on the African American race was certainly hard felt. Indeed the white race even enforced laws that made "education of negroes... illegal in some states (National center p.1)". Such laws are clearly the strongest blows to the African Americans. By not allowing their opposition any opportunity of knowledge, the White race was able to wipe out their competition, increases their chances of survival. To add to their arsenal, Caucasians where able to validate segregated schools by utilizing court cases from the past. We find such justification in the "Plessy v. Fergusson (National Center)" case,