Spot regrets to announce the death today of one of the real patriarchs of the civil rights movement, Brown v. Board of Education. It was only 53 years old, younger than the men (they were all men) who decided to end life support. The Brown decision, and the entire civil rights movement itself, slipped into a coma some time ago. The death, while not entirely unexpected, will be mourned nevertheless.
It seemed for a time after the birth of Brown v. Board of Education that affirmatively working toward civil rights and a more just society would be the new paradigm in the United States.
A more complete obituary will follow.