the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court that overturned its earlier ruling, declaring the establishment by state law of separate public schools for black and white students inherently unequal. Racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This victory paved the way for integration and the Civil Rights Movement.
Pretty much to sum it up ... Brown v. Board of Education stated that the adage "separate but equal" was not equal. This ruling was made on May 17, 1954. So what does a ruling that occurred over 50 years ago have to do with us today ???