Compare And Contrast Plessy's Ferguson And Brown Vs Board Of Education

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Discrimination and racism are both things that happen a lot in the world today. Back then in the late 1800’s and mid 1900’s it was worse because people were actually separated by their race and skin color. Plessy v.s ferguson and brown v.s board of education are both really important cases that have impacted the future and changed the world for the better.

Plessy v.s ferguson took place in 1890, when there was the separate car act. That act did not allow blacks to sit with whites all across Louisiana. If someone sat in the wrong place they would get fined $25 dollars and 20 days in jail. In 1982, two years after the act was put in place, Homer Plessy sat in the wrong compartment and even though he was one-eighth black, he got arrested for violating the separate car act. After he lost in court twice in the lower courts, he decided to take his case to the Supreme Court. Plessy lost with a 7-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ferguson.
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Ferguson and Brown vs. Board Of Education both have something in common. They were both cases about discrimination. “Separate but equal” are what both cases are about. According to “Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court.” Summary of the Decision | www.Streetlaw.org, landmarkcases.org/en/Page/436/Summary_of_the_Decision. Plessy was part black he had to be separated from the all whites on the train, but they still had equal rights, blacks were allowed to ride the train just not near the whites. Same thing with Brown vs board of education. “Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court.” Summary of the Decision | www.Streetlaw.org, landmarkcases.org/en/Page/522/Summary_of_the_Decision. says the kids were separated by their race, but they had very similar things. For example, their buildings were the same built, they both took buses to schools, and they learned the same things. The blacks were separated from whites, but they were still considered

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