what are reasons why Plessy's rights were violated ? (plessy v ferguson)?
- EisbärLv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
13th & 14th Amendments. Or, more specifically, for the 13th-- the Emancipation Proclamation which applied to private citizens (not just the government) who were accused of restricting rights of African Americans provided to them under the Emancipation Proclamation; and for the 14th Amendment--the Equal Protection Clause, which applies to the government restricting rights of any citizen on basis of a protected class, such as race, gender, religion, or national creed, and the Substantive Due Process Clause (also part of the 14th Amendment), which states, "no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, and property without due process of law."
Homer Plessy was a 1/8th black man from Louisiana, and he bought a first class ticket on a whites only train car, and was arrested for it because of the Separate but Equal law at the time, which allowed for segregation.
- Anonymous3 years ago
Why don't you read the court's opinion in the case and find out, the way any normal grownup would do?