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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.

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1974

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