Although college desegregation is considered a legal question, it has been affected by federal funding. The disproportionate flow of federal money to White institutions added to the inequalities stemming from discriminatory state aid. After Brown, federal aid to education increased without consideration of its impact on desegregation. The Adams case, filed in 1970 to enforce Title VI in higher education, overlooked the relationship between federal aid and desegregation. Reduced federal appropriations threaten further desegregation efforts.