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Jews Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Rule Against Segregation

Four major civil rights organizations and two religious associations urged the U.S. Supreme Court today to rule that racial segregation in public elementary and high schools is unconstitutional.

In a “friend of the court” brief filed with the high court, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, the Japanese-American Citizens League, the American Ethical Union and the Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice said that “segregation in state-supported educational institutions violates the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.”