The Fate of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Antidiscrimination Law in the Second Decade After Brown v. Board of Education, 41 University of Chicago Law Review 742 (1974)
The import of Brown v. Board of Education is not confined to school segregation. Its more general significance stems from its relationship to the idea that racial discrimination is wrong and should be outlawed. Although the idea had been advanced and debated before 1954, Brown gave it a special prominence and a special legitimacy. In a sense, it set the idea loose.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Fiss, Owen M., "The Fate of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Antidiscrimination Law in the Second Decade After Brown v. Board of Education" (1974). Faculty Scholarship Series. 1225.