As We Recall Brown v. Board, Remember CCNY Psychologist Kenneth Clark

While an Assistant Professor at CCNY, Clark and his wife, Mamie, a psychologist working with children in Harlem, studied children's attitudes about race through experiments with dolls. These studies revealed the pernicious effects of segregation on children. Chief Justice Earl Warren, who wrote the majority opinion in the unanimous decision striking down segregation in schools as unconstitutional, specifically cited the findings from the Clarks' 1950 paper.

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