WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka:
“Fifty-three years ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. the Board of Education ruling. Their decision found racially segregated public schools unconstitutional and helped civil rights progress in our great country. When I look at the diversity in our schools and see how children of all races are learning together, I’m proud that the Supreme Court Justices serving back in 1954 had the courage to go against what was then thought the norm and move this country closer to racial equality.
“Just this morning USA Today reported that for the first time America’s minority population has topped 100 million. In Nevada alone, 1 in 4 people are Hispanic. Now more than ever, we must all work to ensure that the promise of equality becomes a reality for all.”