Racial Discrimination: The Plessy V. Ferguson Case

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Facet 2: Interpretation Compare historical event to another historical event Another historical case of racial discrimination was Brown v. Board of Topeka. In the Plessy v. Ferguson case the U.S. court avoided the issue of the protection that citizens were guaranteed under the 14th Amendment. Instead, they just stepped around the issue by saying that it was reasonable for the states to have such laws. Plessy Ferguson case ruled that facilities that were separate and equal were not unconstitutional, but equal. However, the Plessy v. Ferguson case helped African Americans to step in the right direction. At the time of the Plessy Ferguson case the rights of African Americans were being eliminated by laws such as Jim Crow Laws of the the South. In Brown v. Board the U. S. Supreme court…show more content…
Although these rich Americans want the government to handle the issue of taxation they feel posing higher taxes on them is just not fair. They feel they are hard working citizens who spend a great deal of time working at their business. It is through risks that they may have taken that got them to the positions that they got to today. They feel frustrated when people call them greedy because of their wealth because they feel the poor are the greedy people. The poor receive handouts from the government for everything in their lives, and the rich have to finance these projects. The rich feel annoyed that people do not see that they are the ones making the economy bloom by providing jobs for people. They are also angered at the fact that too many people are not paying taxes and that is bleeding the country. The rich feel they have made wise choices of how to spend and invest their money and that is the reason they became wealthy. Furthermore, they do not feel they have been given more than what they deserve and everyone needs to strive to do their best to provide for

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