Separate Car V. Plessy's Argumentative Essay

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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 …show more content…

For example, a man who was the lone dissenter, Justice John Marshall Harlan argued that constitution is colorblind because in the Civil Right citizens are equal each other even they are black or white. Not only that, Harland did not agree that legislature could not distinguish the race between people which involve civil right, he said that the justices did not deserved to hold the law when they were senseless.
Despite Plessy and his lawyers provided all the argument about his case that him did not violation the law, they still could not change whatever the court decided about the Separate Car Act. The court showed that the Louisiana can process the law Separate Car Act. Therefore, the outcome of this case is Plessy was convicted and fined.
After the case of Plessy v Ferguson ended the rule separate but equal doctrine appeared. It means separate on a lot of things, and this rule of Supreme Court had effected a lot on Africa- American people. Not only that, after the case of Plessy, this rule was used for the long a time, and allowed the Jim Crow segregation laws to flourish throughout the United States. Also, after Jim Crow system developed and became certain social code in the American South (American Government). And this rule was not collapse until Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954. This case is still precedent

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