Board of Educations side
Now we've "all" realized how cruel and segregated we were back before the 1970's. But before this a lot of people (mostly Caucasian people) were very undiplomatic to the African American race. The Board of Education would not let a 7 year old African American girl go to a white school that was 7 blocks away from her house, but instead she had to walk 1 mile and get on a bus to drive her to her appearently "all black" school. They had quoted from the earlier supreme Court case involving a similar subject " Plessy v. Ferguson ", that it was constitutional as the Supreme Court had said.