Saturday, May 24, 2003

Michael replies 

Highered Intelligence answers my previous post (scroll down, please) regarding Plessy. "Preaching" is too much a reach for what I meant. But there needs to be a careful distinction between "separate via parental choice" and "separate via government fiat" -- which I think was what Michael meant with the parenthetical about the "mandated variety". Brown v. Board of Education has a governmental entity as the defendant; the significance of that identity in my view has been blurred in the past.