Segregation: The Plessy Vs. Ferguson Case

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Segregation was one of the key problems during most of the 1900s. Segregation is the enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment. Around the time when the the Civil War ended, slavery and segregation had been prohibited from the amendments of the U.S Constitution. Segregation was very wrong, because whites believed it was fair and equal. It was most definitely not. The Plessy vs. Ferguson case, also dealing with the 14th amendment, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the nine children in Little Rock, Arkansas, has changed this forever. Segregation rebooted when a man Homer Plessy was arrested by buying a ticket for a all white car, and also when Rosa Parks decided to refuse to get off of her seat, when being asked by a white man. Plessy intentionally bought an all…show more content…
As an equal thing. Referring back to the Little Rock case. The Superintendent of the board, Vigil Blossom, stated the children were allowed to be enrolled in the school, but the school said otherwise (source #2). Many people believe segregation as equal as can be. However, it is clear to see it is not equal, because of these problems that are stated. The 14th amendment also says, “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States” (source #3). This explains, how it was most definitely for states to make their own segregational laws that took away the rights of people. Therefore, segregation should have never been allowed under the rights. Given all of these points, segregation was ended because of these main problems. The Plessy vs. Ferguson case, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus, The Little Rock case, and the facts from the 14th amendment. A big portion of people believed it was equal, fair, and the right thing to be done, if it was the right thing, it would have never been
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