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Primary Sources for Justification

Here are sources that you saw in my powerpoint and additional ones that you can look at and learn from.

What do you think?

We are now 16 years into the 21st century. Has the legacy of the 19th and 20th century problems of racism, sexism, and discrimination been solved?

What do you think?
Yes, we are finally there.: 121 votes (36.45%)
No and I'm fearful it will never happen.: 61 votes (18.37%)
We are working as a nation but have a long way to go.: 150 votes (45.18%)
Total Votes: 332

Documents for Plessy v Ferguson

The documents connected with this assignment can be found below.

Books to Supplement Plessy v Ferguson

Justice John Marshall Harlan's Dissent

"In the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here.  Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.  in respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law...the destinies of the two races, in this country, are indissolubly linked together, and the interests of both require that the common government of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be planted under the sanction of law." 

Justice John Marshall Harlan

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