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Unformatted text preview: Equal protection; no state should deny people’s equal protection of the law This law could apply to non-citizens Found the hand laundry licensing ordinance offensive; is “naked and arbitrary power” Echo of Ho Ah Kow (Steven Johnson Fields- even though it wasn’t explicit, he knew the cultural background of the hair-cut ordinance) Even though the licensing law was fair on its face, if it is applied with an evil eye and an unequal hand by a public authority, the denial of legal justice is under constitution The trend wouldn’t continue until 1950s; could’ve been a promising start to civil rights revolution o Looked for racial discrimination • 1896 Supreme Court determined that those cases did not offend: Jim Crow Segregation and Plessy vs. Ferguson o Separate assignment of seats for different races on train; that didn’t offend but was a foundation to racial discriminatory laws • 15 Chinese Exclusion Laws; 4 passed in 1882, 1888, 1902...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course AAS 224 taught by Professor Jew during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.
- Spring '08