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The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

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Ferguson (1896), the court held that the Civil Rights Act of 1875 wasunconstitutional and ruled that the 14th Amendment did not prohibitindividuals and private organizations from discriminating on the basis of race,hence the southern slogan “separate but equal”. This ruling was the start of legalized racial segregation. Laws were enacted that restricted all aspects of life and varied fromstate to state. Some states saidthat such laws were written to “protect” both races.

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DuBois wrote that the single greatest issue of the 20th century wouldbe the “color line”. To a greatextent he was correct. By the endof the century segregation was over due mostly in part by the 13th,14th, and 15th Amendments. Racial discrimination is illegal everywhere, yet few blacks are prominentand powerful. Even though theAmerican society still remains segregated, laws no longer permitteddiscrimination. As Mrs.

 

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Jim Crow Laws - Martin Luther King, Jr
In Birmingham, the goal is to end the system of segregation completely in every aspect of public life (stores, no separate bathrooms and drinking fountains, etc.) and in job discrimination.

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