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PLessy v Ferguson
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what was the issue that was stated before the supreme court in this case?
-Homer PLessy sat on white side of train
-broke Louisiana State Law
-Plessy is white with black ancestry; still counts as a black person
what facts of the case were presented to the court?
-13th and 14th amendments
-State said it was "equal but seperate"
-Plessy said it was unequal and unconstitutional
What was the decision of the court?
in favor of the state because of Louisiana Law
-state had seperated blacks and whites for different social purposes, yet treated equally
What was the effect of the courts decision?
-doctrine said "seperate but equal" so it was law
-legitimized segregation under "jim crow" laws
Justices Brown and Harlan
Justice Harlan says no to discrimination while Justice Brown says yes
"seperate but equal"
-promoted class system
-people think we can all have same rights but be seperated by race, wealth, and religion
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