Equality Talk: Antisubordination and Anticlassification Values in Constitutional Struggles Over Brown

  title={Equality Talk: Antisubordination and Anticlassification Values in Constitutional Struggles Over Brown},
  author={Reva B. Siegel},
  journal={Harvard Law Review},
When Brown v. Board of EducationI prohibited racial segregation in public education, it inaugurated a great debate about equal citizenship and federalism that spanned the second half of the twentieth century. The case reverberates with conflict, with stories about the possibilities and limits of constitutional law. This Article explores the relation of constitutional principle and constitutional politics in the ways we talk about the decision's meaning. It shows how convictions about the… Expand
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