George Arlotto: Anne Arundel must condemn actions that betray school standards, but never the children

Linda Brown’s death on March 25 was marked quietly, with brief mentions on newscasts and social media. And though she lived the majority of her seven-plus decades out of the spotlight, the impact of her life as an agent of change was enormous. As a third-grader, Brown became the face of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down “separate but equal” schools as unconstitutional. As an adult a quarter-century later, Brown battled the same Topeka, Kansas, school system on the same desegregation issue. Brown’s fight, like so many that came after her, essentially boiled down to two words: acceptance and inclusion. (Capital)

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