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Running head: GONG LUM V. RICE AND PLESSY V. FURGUSON COURT CASES 1 Gong Lum v. Rice and Plessy v. Ferguson Court Cases Student name Institutional affiliation
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GONG LUM V. RICE AND PLESSY V. FURGUSON COURT CASES 2 Gong Lum v. Rice and Plessy v. Ferguson Court Cases “Gong Lum v. Rice” is a United States of America Supreme Court law case filed by Gong Lum in 1927 against Rosedale Consolidated School. The case depicts how racism was legalized in the U.S. and the effects it had on the minority. Gong Lum was the father of Martha Lum, a nine-year-old student and a U.S. native-born citizen who had been barred from attending Rosedale Consolidated School. According to the school’s board of trustees, Martha was of Chinese descent while the school only admitted students of the Caucasian race. The Supreme Court, on account of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, upheld the school's decision. From the basis of the constitution, the court maintained that schools were categorized according to whether a student is white or colored. Furthermore, it held that Martha belonged to
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