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Racial & Ethnic Politics

Jim Crow Laws ­ laws made by the Southern states to essentially bypass the
14th Amendment (the one about protecting all citizens equally) ­ said that
separate was equal
Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) ­ as long as facilities provided are equal,
separation of the races is…

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Arguments for AA
Leads to greater diversity which would not be achieved by leaving things as
they were
Rights previous wrongs (makes AA almost entirely for AfricanAmericans)
Opens up areas of education and employment which minorities otherwise
would not have been considered ­ maximises potential of the population
In education,…


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