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Running head: GONG LUM V. RICE AND PLESSY V. FURGUSON COURT CASES1Gong Lum v. Rice and Plessy v. Ferguson Court CasesStudent nameInstitutional affiliation
GONG LUM V. RICE AND PLESSY V. FURGUSON COURT CASES2Gong Lum v. Rice and Plessy v. Ferguson Court Cases“Gong Lum v. Rice” is a United States of America Supreme Court law case filed byGong Lum in 1927 against Rosedale Consolidated School. The case depicts how racism waslegalized in the U.S. and the effects it had on the minority. Gong Lum was the father of MarthaLum, a nine-year-old student and a U.S. native-born citizen who had been barred from attendingRosedale Consolidated School. According to the school’s board of trustees, Martha was ofChinese descent while the school only admitted students of the Caucasian race. The SupremeCourt, on account of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, upheld the school'sdecision. From the basis of the constitution, the court maintained that schools were categorizedaccording to whether a student is white or colored. Furthermore, it held that Martha belonged to