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'''Separate but equal''' is a type of racial [[segregation]] in which two races are provided with segregated services which are ideally equal in quality. However, as judge [[Robert Bork]] put it - you could never have separation and equality. Therefore, the policy universally violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constituion. Despite this, it was deemed constitutional in the [[Plessy v. Ferguson]] court case in 1896. The Plessy decision was overturned in 1954 by the Supreme Court decision in [[Brown v. Board of Education]]. <ref>http://www.historicaldocuments.com/BrownvBoardofEducation.htm</ref>
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'''Separate but equal''' is a type of racial [[segregation]] in which two races are provided with segregated services which are ideally equal in quality. However, as judge [[Robert Bork]] put it - you could never have separation and equality. Therefore, the policy universally violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constituion. Despite this, it was deemed constitutional in the [[Plessy v. Ferguson]] court case in 1896. The Plessy decision was overturned in 1954 by the Supreme Court decision in [[Brown v. Board of Education]]. <ref>http://www.historicaldocuments.com/BrownvBoardofEducation.htm</ref> In practice separate but equal means less good facilities for non-whites.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:42, March 30, 2008

Separate but equal is a type of racial segregation in which two races are provided with segregated services which are ideally equal in quality. However, as judge Robert Bork put it - you could never have separation and equality. Therefore, the policy universally violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constituion. Despite this, it was deemed constitutional in the Plessy v. Ferguson court case in 1896. The Plessy decision was overturned in 1954 by the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. [1] In practice separate but equal means less good facilities for non-whites.

References

  1. http://www.historicaldocuments.com/BrownvBoardofEducation.htm