Kevin Brown, America, Tiffany Anderson discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

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Same to you i mean to imagine what this young girl faced when her father took her by the hand and essentially walked her to an all white school in her neighborhood and obviously knew that she wasn't going to be a allowed to enroll can you just you know try to sort of imagine what that must have been like for this little girl i'll start with you tiffany anderson well you know it's hard for i think any of who did not live or walk in her shoes to really imagine what it is like to walk in the shoes of someone at that time that that faced many challenges i can tell you at this time this moment in history is we have continued to look at schools across the nation that where youth are voicing their opinions about inequities in school that for me really brings it home to what this work is about that linda brown started truly as a pioneer as already said a you know a movement that we must continue and i think that's important even the thought that she was nine years old and we're looking right now at youth advocating four things able believe in and so i think social justice and equity issues certainly or or before now and her legacy should give us the courage and the the passion to fight an advocate in ways that we have to do if we're going to continue to transform systems longterm kevin brown can you bring us back to that time and just remind us of what was at stake in this legal case with you have to go back to nineteen fifty four and this is the time when people african descend were called negro or colored out or respect or coon darkin and even black is an insult discrimination based on race and employment merchandising stores eating establishments places of entertainment hotels and motels was an accepted fact of life lack people didn't occupy positions above most menial levels in america can business incorporate.

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