Homer Plessy, was seven-eighths white and one-eighth black, and had the appearance of a white man. He purchases a ticket to sit in the white section of the train but shortly after was arrested for going against the 1890 law of segregation of blacks and whites. Plessy brought a court case against the judge Ferguson that the 1890 …show more content…
I feel the courts was that precise because they knew that Caucasian would not violate a law they put in place to keep segregation occurring.
3. The result: Plessy v. Ferguson gave a "constitutional nod" to racial segregation in public places, foreclosing legal challenges against increasingly-segregated institutions throughout the South.
Side Note: Until Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the "separate but equal" doctrine was overturned when a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that segregating children by race in public schools was "inherently unequal" and violated the Fourteenth Amendment. Brown was a landmark for the civil rights movement (1955-68),
The Plessy v. Ferguson case is the example I gave earlier about Dred Scott, if a decision is not setting legal precedent it gives future justices no stand point on cases. In which will leave political/ social spaces to do whatever they please. It took Brown v. BOE to finally see that separate but equal was not moral