From Blacks to Brown and Beyond: The Struggle for Progressive Politics in Oakland, California, [Robert Stanley Oden] on fantasystrip.co *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As a former Oakland resident from , working in the political trenches of progressive politics. Blacks on BROWN: Intra-Community. Debates over School Desegregation in topeka, Kansas, – Charise Cheney. In the decade before Brown v. Board of education of topeka, the NAACP's efforts to desegregate Topeka's elementary schools divided black residents. Many were concerned that destroying all-black. Blacks vs. Browns. Behind the Los Angeles riot lay a grim economic competition between Latinos and African-Americans, which is intensifying and which poses a stern challenge to U.S. domestic and foreign policy, as well as to sentimental cultural attitudes about immigration.