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No State Shall Enforce Essay

  • Submitted by: stevennava
  • on February 19, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 2,564 words

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“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This was actual text from the fourteenth amendment to ban the people of the era it was written for took it upon them selves to decide what “equal” really meant. Until the late 1950s “separate but equal” was the standard, segregation not only ruled the south but in many other northern states. Racism and prejudices kept black and minority peoples segregated even with passages in the constitution and bill of rights that made it illegal, clever lawyers and higher status men chose to twist the words of it. Before Brown v. Board of Education (1954) segregation was normal and legally sounds, in the cases like Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) which involved a man with black and Caucasian blood who refused to take a seat in the black section of a train. In between the Plessy and Brown many cases paved the way for the desegregation of schools and the United States itself. Even after the decision of Brown the backlash was extensive took a long time to be enforced even with the help of the civil rights moments.
Plessy Adolph Homer, a man who was one eight black, chose to buy a first-class train ticket where was hoping to be arrested for not moving out of a whites only seat. While on the train Plessy was told to move out of the seat because he was not in the proper area for his kind, after repeatedly be told and to move he was ejected by the help of a police officer off the train and thrown in jail for a brief period of time. (Irons pg 222) Plessy was a friend to Rodolphe Desdunes, a leader of the equal rights association in New Orleans, and he most likely had Plessy challenge the “Separate Car Law”. (Irons pg 223)   The case of Plessy v. Ferguson was took time as it made its way...

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