Plessy Vs Opinion Essay

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Darwinism, the idea that there is one superior race that takes the prize over all others. Generations have believed this, over countless years, multiple races were in conflict trying to prove that they were the one that was chosen to be the best. Arriving in the new world, Columbus and the other settlers helped to prove this by showing that they were more fit to rule the new territory. Superiorly, some people may believe that because the Native Americans were not immune to the diseases that came from the Old World, then it was proven that they were the superior breed of homo sapiens. Natives to the New World were also not as technologically advanced, which again to those people, made them believe just that much more that they were the senior…show more content…
The notion that other ethnic groups of people were better than others was the whole reason that slavery became a thing, which lead to the trial of Plessy versus Ferguson. Enveloped in this trial, you see that Homer Plessy is fighting for the right to be treating with the same amount of respect, but to also keep them separate, because they were not the same. Proving, with one more example that during this time there was extreme segregation between the races, just showing that social darwinism had a major impact on the society during the Gilded…show more content…
Universities are one of the main places that have fallen victim to the pressure that was put on them to make everyone look equal, they are under pressure to make sure they do not come off as racially biased. Therefore, when you think about the acceptance rate of universities you can see that it is more likely for non-white people to get into the school, because they have to make sure they live up to those standards. So even now, you can see that we are still being impacted by the ideology of social
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