Gong Lum v. Rice 275 U.S. 78 (1927)

Author:David Gordon
Pages:1204
 
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Classifying a youngster of Chinese ancestry as "colored," thereby compelling her to attend a black school, did not deny her EQUAL PROTECTION under the FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT. By so ruling, a unanimous Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi decision. The Court declined to consider the issue at length; citing ROBERTS V. BOSTON (Massachusetts, 1850) and PLESSY V. FERGUSON (1896), the Court concluded that PRECEDENT had clearly established a state's right to settle such issues of racial SEGREGATION without "intervention of the federal courts."

DAVID GORDON

(1986)

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