Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) thanked the Brown family for standing up against inequality nearly 60 years ago.
Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down “separate but equal” laws and forced the integration of U.S. schools. The decision was unanimous.
“That decision changed America,” Reid said. “But sadly we still see racism rear its ugly head.”
Reid referenced comments from a libertarian Nevada ranger, Cliven Bundy, who recently said African Americans would be “better off as slaves.”