Plessy V. Ferguson Case of Plessy v. Ferguson is the case talking about the discrimination that happen between the black race and white race. It starts from Plessy a person who have mix race (not naturally white and not naturally black). Plessy think that in US they abolish the segregation happen in their country but unfortunately people in US still discriminate people base on the race that they have. To check the US especially Lousiana law, he try to buy railway first class ticket which is this ticket is only use for white people only. Since Pressy is mix race so Lousiana citizen think that he is one of black race not white race then he suppose to sit base on the black railway coach not in the first class railway coach.
The Supreme Court has made many decisions to impact segregation: Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Education, and Loving vs. Virginia On June 27,1892 Homer Plessy seated himself in a white compartmented of a train. Plessy was harassed by the conductor for not sitting in a African American compartment. Plessy did not move out of the white compartment and he was arrested and charged for violating state laws. It was stated in the article, "The Court upheld a Louisiana law requiring restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other public places to serve African Americans in separate, but ostensibly equal, accommodations".The Criminal District of the Parish of Orleans , Tourgée, Plessy's lawyer, argued that the law stating "separate but equal" was unconstitutional. Judge Ferguson ruled against Plessy, therefor Plessy applied to the state Supreme
“Beginning in the late 1870s, Southern state lawmakers passed laws that required Whites and Blacks to attend separate schools and to sit in different areas on public transportation.” (“Jim Crow Laws” 1). People thought these laws were needed because “The Jim Crow system was undergirded by the following beliefs or rationalizations: whites were superior to blacks in all important ways, including but not limited to intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior; sexual relations between blacks and whites would produce a mongrel race which would destroy America;” (“
In 1892, in Louisiana, a man who was one- eight black, Homer Plessy agreed with a group of Africa American take part in the test the constitutionality of Louisiana about the law which known as the Separate Car Act. Plessy bought a first- class ticked and board on the car for white people only in New Orleans. Also, Plessy refused to seat in the car for Africa- American which the state law required, so he was arrested and brought to court. In the Criminal Court, Plessy argued that the Fourteen Amendment prohibited racial segregation in front of judge John H. Ferguson who held the state law, and Plessy’s lawyer argued that the separate the transport car between citizens is violation Fourteen Amendment which should be not allow by legislation on
An example of the laws is there were “laws that required Whites and Blacks to attend separate schools and to sit in different areas on public transportation. The laws extended to parks, cemeteries, theaters, and restaurants” (“Jim Crow Laws” 1). One thing I find particularly disturbing is that even in death (cemeteries), people of color were still not equal to whites. The absurd extent of the Jim Crow laws makes it hard to understand why they were put in place, but there was some, if very little, reason behind it. People thought these laws were needed because it was necessary to keep things in order.
The whites feared mixing of the race which is the Mongrel Race; because they were afraid the white race would be diluted. So, they did everything keep blacks at the bottom. The Southern states reacted by creating and enforcing Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow was a system created as a segregation of colored people and white people, but mainly focusing on blacks. These laws existed because of the idea of being superior (Ferris State University, 2012).
Writing from the common black man’s perspective affected the white and black communities equally. By not assigning a profession to the black character, Langston Hughes is able to relate the issues of segregation to all classes and positions in society, and the aspect of the black community. The speaker in the poem claims that he too “sings America.” This means that he also has a great love and a deep respect for his country. He goes on to say he is “the darker brother” and gives examples of how he’s different from the white race. For example, he makes reference to the fact that he is sent to the kitchen and disregarded when company comes over to the house.
The Jim Crow laws were laws that made the whites seem inferior to the African-Americans. They were originated in 1877. These laws kept African-Americans from doing things like riding on busses, drinking from water fountains, and more. They were laws that touched the lives of the African-Americans and not in a positive way. They made the African-Americans feel like they did not matter and they were forced to feel like a mistake that God made.
The racial segregation has has to stop, the Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal” but in the south that does not apply. Whites segregate everything in the south. Racial segregation includes separating seats on buses, segregation of education, and in some cases no education at all, finally, segregated areas not being as clean as white areas. A major part of segregation is separating the seats of blacks and whites on basic means of transportation. For example, According to
One man, Homer Plessy refused to move to a black train car when asked. This eventually started the Plessy v. Ferguson Court Case. Plessy V. Ferguson decided the “separate but equal” doctrine, meaning that the black and whites could have separate facilities, as long as they were the same in equality. In 1890, U.S government officials decided to put the Separate Car Act into place in Louisiana. One year later, a group of Creole professionals came together to decide if the Act was unconstitutional.
Another example of how free blacks in the North were not truly free is also shown in the Voting and Jury Rights of Blacks in the North: 1860 chart. The chart also shows the voting rights for black males in the North. Voting and Jury Rights of Blacks in the North: 1860 chart states that five out of the sixteen states in the North allowed black males in the North, another five allowed blacks to vote if they met the $250 property requirement, and the other six states simply did not allow black males to vote (Doc A). This is yet another example of how unopen the whites were to change. They allowed the blacks in the North to be freed, but they still did not accept the blacks with open arms.
White people did not want to accept the fact that they had to share public places with black citizens, so these Jim Crow laws set some boundaries by segregating black and white people in public schools, restaurants, trains, sports stadiums and movie theaters. White people went so far as to label drinking fountains: “White Only” and “Colored Only.” White people did not want to be in the same area as blacks causing black citizens to feel disempowered. African Americans were forced to work at minimum wage jobs since all of the higher paying jobs were specifically for whites, which placed African Americans in the lower class by making them laborers that could only “clean, cook, stock shelves, and load trucks.” All of which were labor that white people would never do because they thought that they were far superior than black people. “Strict racial segregation” was the result of the ex-Confederates regaining
An example of a Supreme Court overturning, would be Plessy vs Ferguson. States from the south had laws that had a disadvantage for black people. Plessy who is a light colored black, decided to sit on the white section of the train, and declared his ancestry a couple of minutes after. People demanded him to move, but he refused. He was arrested for not moving.
The civil rights movement by Leo Olivares what is the civil rights movement? What was its purpose the purpose was to end segregation in America. Segregation is a practice where colored and white people have separate public services. You would think this will be ok but the colored only services were not as good like water fountains, schools, restaurants and other public services. Some public services are for everyone like buses but white people get top billing like if a white guy wants to sit on a seat a black guy is sitting on, the black guy is forced to move.
Jim Crow Laws were laws that separates racial groups in Southern United States. These laws began in the 1880s. Places and areas are separated between the whites and blacks. Public waiting rooms, restaurants, theaters, public parks, schools, hospitals, etc.. were segregated. Anything that has lower quality were meant for the blacks.