Supreme Court Decisions That Affected The Civil Rights Movement

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Supreme Court is a big part of our lives. Decisions that the Supreme Court has made are sometimes gut turning and makes people upset. They can be very disrespectful and only think about their selves. Some major Supreme Court decisions that impacted the civil rights movement are: Plessy vs Ferguson, Brown vs Board of Education, and Loving vs Virginia. On June 7, 1892, 30-year-old Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting in the white race car of the East Louisiana Railroad. Plessy could easily pass for white, but under Louisiana law, he was considered black despite his light colored skin and therefore required to sit in the colored race car. He was a Creole of Color, a term used to refer to black persons in New Orleans who traced some of their ancestors to the French, Spanish, and Caribbean settlers of Louisiana before it became part of the United States. When Louisiana passed the Separate Car Act, legally segregating common carriers in 1892, a black civil rights organization decided to challenge the law in the courts. Plessy purposely sat in the white section and identified himself as black and he was harassed because of it. He was arrested and the case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Plessy's lawyer…show more content…
Plessy vs Ferguson was discriminating and everyone was "separate but equal" which is false because people should be able to spend time with whoever they want. Brown vs Board of Education was prejudiced because "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" is not okay for kids to be learning because everyone is equal. Loving vs Virginia was judge mental because people can love whoever they want as long as that's what makes them happy. To be honest the Supreme Court should be more careful in their decisions so it doesn't ruin peoples lives and make them feel like they're
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