Why Was Segregation Wrong

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Why is it wrong to segregate black people from white people?
After the civil war and slavery had been banned for many years at this time, the Southern Legislatures still felt as if they still needed to do something about the African American people. They passed laws known as the black codes which limited blacks’ rights and segregated them from whites. As a result, segregation is wrong because it restricted the rights of African Americans and denied many of a good education.

Segregation repressed African Americans rights by violating the 14th Amendment. For example, the 14th Amendment says “All persons born or naturalized in the United States,and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States, and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the U.S.” (Source 3) Black citizens who were born in the U.S.or became legal in the U.S. have the same rights as anyone else who was born or legalized in the states no matter their skin
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They were equal… The train cars were “separate, but equal,” and therefore it was constitutional.” (Source 1) Even though some people say it was okay to separate the two races just because what they had was equal to each other that was not the case. Places for the black people were mistreated. “Things like colored bathrooms were poorly constructed and rarely cleaned. Despite this, states recognized them as “separate but equal.” (Source 1) As shown above the places allowed for black people had very low maintenance and were not taken very good care of. Given these points, just because segregation is separate does not mean it is
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