Plessy V Ferguson Essay

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The Plessy V. Ferguson case started because Homer Plessy, an African-American refused to sit in a Jim Crow car. This act was breaking a Louisiana law. The main issue in this case was the statute requiring separate, but equal accommodations on railroad transportation consistent with that of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The Plessy v. Ferguson case ruled that separate but equal accommodations on railroad cars conformed to the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. This outcome was used for all public facilities including schools. However, a majority of school districts ignored the Plessey V. Ferguson case bringing about another case called Brown V. Board of Education. Brown V. Board of Education has it’s roots in the case of Oliver Brown and his daughter, Linda Brown who was not accepted into Topeka’s white schools. Brown was declaring this act unjust because the Topeka’s racial segregation violated the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. The black and white schools were not equal in any shape or form and they never would be. It was determined that racial segregation of children in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment (McBride). Assimilation can be defined in many ways. I like the definition used in class which was people of different …show more content…
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