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Unformatted text preview: Didn’t protect individuals vs. individuals • Plessey v. Ferguson 1896 o Majority (Brown) Equality does not equal integration Social equality does not equal political equality Values law and order, police powers Original intent reading Legal distinctions do not promote slavery The 14 th amendment is not violated because it requires equality not integration o Dissent (Harlan) Plain text reading Color blind Not just about slavery, but forbids all legislation that marks a man as a slave (13 th ) Segregation is a perpetuation of slavery If you ban slavery you have to ban segregation Wants “color-blind” constitution Segregating people grows hostility between them • Brown v. Board (1954) o Interpretivist o Education is distinct o Intangibles matter...
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- 14th Amendment, American Civil War, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Confederate States of America, Rejoin Union Forced