In 1954 this reasoning was heard once more in Brown v Board of Education of

In 1954 this reasoning was heard once more in brown v

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weren’t equal and couldn’t be made equal, thus people were deprived of equal protection of the laws. In 1954, this reasoning was heard once more in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Hence, the decision of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) was overturned. This segregation was supposed to deprive people discriminated against of the equal protection under the law of the Fourteenth Amendment. For instance, in 1957, the Little Rock Nine faced the harsh consequences of the forced integration in schools in the south. The Little Rock Nine's attendance at a predominantly white high school was a test of preexisting law of desegregation in schools. Laws have also affected gender. In selection 14, Rothenberg states, "The right of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on the account of sex" (Rothenberg, 2016, pg. 519). Before 1920, women were denied the right to vote. Thus, the government placed the Nineteenth Amendment in order to give all citizens the right to vote. However, this wouldn't be necessary if the citizens were already given these rights in the first place. Thus, U.S. laws have long been affecting people of race and gender other than that of the supreme one. 3.) For years, laws have been used to uphold the ideas of the social construct of difference. People would use these laws to their advantage to twist the ideas of equality. Without laws like the nineteenth
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