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You must meet all of the requirements for the discussion to get the maximum points. Your discussions are graded on a rubric. Your responses must be in grammatically correct complete sentences, In order to receive full credit, you must respond to me with a minimum of 300 words
Based on the reading Plessy v. Ferguson_A Reinterpretation.pdf
What was the legal precedent for “separate but equal”? (cite from the reading) Based on your reading and understanding of the article what were the issues with finding legal precedent and what did the court do to make a case for “separate but equal”?
Was the Supreme Court justified in their actions?
Based on your reading and understanding of the article did the make up of the justices (where they were from and their political affiliation) make a difference in the way they voted in the case? Explain your answer.
Based on your reading and understanding of the article answer the two questions David W. Bishop poses There are two unanswered questions left in limbo by Plessy: Who is black or Afro-American? (If remote African ancestry is the answer, then there is a strong argument for the African origins of all human beings.) Is a United States citizen denied due process of law and equal protection of the laws when a state arbitrarily assigns him to a race purely on the authority of gossip?