At first, the court case Plessy v. Ferguson established the “separate but equal” policy (Kirk). This controversial case involved Homer Plessy, who was arrested and jailed for sitting in the “white” car on an East Louisiana Railroad. However, in 1896, he brought his situation to court where Justice Henry Brown wrote:
" ... The object of the Fourteenth Amendment was undoubtedly to enforce the absolute equality of the two races before the law, but in the nature of things it could not have been intended to abolish distinctions based upon color, or to enforce social, as distinguished from political equality, or a commingling of the two races upon terms unsatisfactory to either."
The court later on decided tha...
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McBride, Alex. Expanding Civil Rights. December 2006. 30 April 2014
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Supreme Court of the United States. 2009. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. 21 April 2014
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