Separate But Equal Doctrine

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This case is most known for legally establishing the law in the United States the “separate but equal” doctrine, also known as segregation. The separate but equal doctrine has been engrained in the segregated South during the Jim Crow era. The infamous decision in Plessy v. Ferguson did not only physically separate whites and blacks, but public facilities, including school systems, buses, water fountains, lunch counters, restrooms, movie theaters, and courtrooms. Also, the United States Army could be segregated. Even though the decision was related to segregation of African American students, people of other races were being routinely segregated in many parts of the country. However, blacks were taught to see themselves as “not
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