Doc Lecture 02.05.2010

Doc Lecture 02.05.2010 - LECTURE, FEB. 5, 2010 Plessey V....

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LECTURE, FEB. 5, 2010 Plessey V. Ferguson: allowed “separate but equal”. -look @ the Civil Rights Movement. -issue is whether or not the functions in state boundaries are under state laws not federal laws. Justice Brown (for the majority): separate doesn’t necessarily mean unequal. It’s “solely because the colored race chooses to put that construction upon it” Justice Harlan (dissenting): (1954) Brown V. Board of Education: Takes up the issue of segregation of “separate but equal” schooling. (1951-inception). Schools are inherently unequal. -BOE: argues that segregated schools aren’t harmful to black children: Booker T. Washington etc achieved what they had to achieve. (Points to people who have been experienced with segregation and they turned out okay and therefore, segregated schools are okay) -The court is being asked to interpret the amendments: (14 th amendment) Can you tell us something about the OG intent of the founding fathers’? (Changes social relation-thought to be
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course DOC DOC 2 taught by Professor Lee during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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