Discussion Questions: Mendez v. Westminster: Desegregating California's Schools
What story from the video segment do you remember? Why did that story stay with you?Why were the Vidaurri children, but not their cousins, the Mendez children, allowed to attend the Westminster school? When did this occur? Why do you think it happened at that time?On what basis did the court decide that the Mendez children had been treated unfairly?Why do you think that this case is not as well known as Brown v. Board of Education?