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    Separate but equal was a legal doctrine in the United States constitutional law according to which racial segregation did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment . The United States Constitution‚ adopted the legal doctrine in 1868‚ which guaranteed "equal protection" under the law to all citizens. ( “Separate but Equal - Separate Is Not Equal.” ) However‚ the law seemed it could serve “equal protection” adopting laws of separatism. Statements made by people of the Jim Crow era have said‚ “public schools

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    THE LITTLE ROCK NINE The Separate but Equal was a doctrine that stated that services‚facilities‚and public places could be separated by race as long as other accommodations were equal. This doctrine soon became very controversial; many did not believe in the Separate but equal doctrine because it was not as equal as it portrayed itself to be‚ especially when it came to wanting to receive a quality education. Many fought to have schools desegregated so that African-Americans could attend school

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    Economic History 170 Mrs. L Templer Article #2 Chapter 6 discusses The Triumph of Racism. In this chapter there is an essay entitled‚ The Birth Of “Seperate but Equal” . This article describes the struggles that were continually encountered in the endeavor to gain racial equality. In particular the struggles of a man named Plessy and the advances that he helped to make are discussed and described. Homer Plessy was born free in March of 1862‚ in New Orleans. Although there were still

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    Running head: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION Equal Opportunity in Education Charles Murray Equal Opportunity in Education The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. (Sherwood Anderson) The United States of America has developed a system to educate its youth by a publicly funded system. It is the law and born civil right of each citizen to attend some form of education by a particular age. The public school system is set in place for those who choose not to send their offspring

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    Supreme Court). Predating the trial‚ the “separate but equal” doctrine from 1890 set precedent for much of our nation’s history as a guiding hand through this phase of segregation‚ but the limits were never truly specified. This policy allowed legal grounds for segregation and discrimination of colored people. Many court cases were decided by

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    "Separate but Equal". This was the phrase that indicated racial segregation in the 19th and 20th centuries by The Supreme Court’s ruling known as Jim Crow Laws. Based on this controlling‚ the state and government enforced racial segregation between the colored and the whites. There was a long list of tasks the blacks were restricted from. This included riding in the same car as whites‚ interacting with whites‚ going to the same school as whites‚ etc. Albion Winegar was a famous carpetbagger from

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    white children under the laws requiring or permitting segregation according to race. All the court adhered to the “separate but equal” doctrine and held that the plaintiffs were not admitted to the white schools (except for the plaintiff in the Delaware case). In the instant cases‚ the plaintiffs contend that segregated public schools are not “equal” and they are deprived of the equal protection of the laws. 1. Holding: the Court held that: * The history of the Fourteenth Amendment is inconclusive

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    help enforce this concept‚ the Jim Crow laws were created by the white southerners against the blacks. These laws‚ passed after the Civil War through World War II‚ were typically created for the discrimination against blacks by denying them their equal rights. Reconstruction further strengthened the desire to keep blacks as inferiors and withhold their rights. The South’s defeat in the Civil War‚ followed by Reconstruction‚ destroyed the slave society‚ but couldn’t eliminate the underlying social

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    This became a nationwide movement to take away the rights of blacks‚ which resulted in a literacy test in Mississippi that basically ended the black participation in politics for the state. In 1890‚ Louisiana had passed the Separate Car Act that required blacks to ride in separate railroad cars than whites. Many blacks protested against this and some even began to challenge the law. Homer Plessy‚ who was considered black even though he was seven-eighths white‚ was one of them. Plessy boarded a train

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    Homer Adolph Plessy v. Ferguson In 1890‚ the State of Louisiana passed Act 111 that required separate accommodations for African Americans and Whites on railroads‚ including separate railway cars‚ though it specified that the accommodations must be kept "equal". On any other day in 1892‚ Plessy with his pale skin color could have ridden in the car restricted to white passengers without notice. He was classified "7/8 white" or octoroon according to the language of the time. Although it is often

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