Civil Rights Readings

Here are the readings for Civil Rights.  Please email your  responses to

Plessy v Ferguson

Explain the separate but equal doctrine.  Discuss the impact of this decision on society in the early 1900’s.

Bakke v California

Do you agree with Brennan’s suggestion that a racial classification designed to remedy past discrimination should not be treated as fully suspect?  Explain your answer.  Is there a place for affirmative action in education?

Here are two other cases that you need to be familiar with for quizzes and upcoming exams.

Dred Scott

Brown v Board

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