Racism In Racism

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From around 1890 to 1960 racism was an unfortunately normal form of life. African Americans got thrown of trains and buses because white people thought they were superior. Sitting in the wrong seat, if you were not white, would have you pay a fine of $25 or 20 days in jail. Homer Plessy, who was one-eighth black, purchased a first-class ticket and sat in the white-designated railroad car. Plessy was arrested for violating the Separate Car Act. In 1950 schools were segregated by race. They found out there was a school closer to their house but it was only for white students. Luckily these cases got listened to and fixed. Let me explain to you how the process went for each case.

In 1890, The state of Louisiana passed a statute, the Separate Car Act, declaring that all rail companies carrying passengers in Louisiana must provide separate but equal accommodations for white and non-white passengers. The penalty for sitting in the wrong compartment was a fine of $25 or 20 days in jail. A group of African Americans joined forces with the East Louisiana Railroad Company to fight the act. In 1892, Homer Plessy, who was one-eighth African American, he purchased a first-class ticket and sat in the white-designated railroad car. Plessy was arrested for violating the Separate Car Act and he argued in court that the Act violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. According to Justice Henry Billings Brown, who spoke for the majority, said "The

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