"Separate but Equal OK'd by High Court!"
In 1892, Homer Plessy - who was seven-eighths Caucasian - took a seat in a "whites only" car of a Louisiana train. He was arrested after he refused to move to the car reserved for blacks. On appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld state-imposed racial segregation, relying on the "separate but equal" doctrine: Separate facilities for blacks and whites satisfied the Fourteenth Amendment so long as they were equal.
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