The Revolution in Civil Rights Law

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requiring separate cars for whites and blacks. Left to itself, thernrailroad preferred the simplicity of carrying all passengers in thernsame cars. Plessy v. Ferguson therefore ratified the prejudicesrnof Louisiana legislators, but it also legitimized the power ofrngovernment to force racial discrimination upon businessesrnthat did not want to discriminate.rnBefore the . . .

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