In the United States, racial segregation has been a controversial issue throughout the years. The colored and the white were separated not only in residential regions but also in educational systems. Students were unable to attend their prefered school due to the color of their skin. The fight for equality was difficult to achieve, but cases such as the Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education pushed for the equality of all men and women. These cases were not the only factors for racial equality. Novels, such as To Kill a Mockingbird, aided the push for equality as it made the audience aware of the inequality put upon colored men and women. The idea of one race being superior to the other still exists. Although the common world may not think of it, racial prejudice is a common issue. There are many towns that continue to be segregated due to the societal views on race. To this day, the concept of “separate but equal” is continued rather than alleviating the problems of prejudice.
One of the first steps to creating an equal life for the colored was the Jim Crow Laws. “The laws affected almost every aspect of daily life, mandating segregation of schools, parks, libraries, drinking fountains, restrooms, buses, trains, and restaurants. "Whites Only" and "Colored" signs were constant reminders of the enforced racial order” (“After”). Signs for restrooms, schools, parks, and other day to day activities were put up to dissociate the white and colored. Theoretically, the