Nothing is ever separate but equal, even our restrooms.
"Separate but equal!"
The separate but equal way of life began after the ruling of the Plessy Vs Ferguson case.
I should not be separated
After all of the struggling we have been through people are slowly but definitely making an effort to end segregation. The 13, 14 and 15 amendments were a valiant effort and I'm staring to believe that things really can be fair one day.
My name is John and I am a Freedman living in the South during Reconstruction and Black codes. Ever since the Jim Crow Laws were passed everything is segregated, but nothing is ever equal.
The Plessy Vs Ferguson case began when a Plessy refused to move from a white only railcar. After a long discussion between Radical Republican lawyers and segregationists fighting over how to integrate or segregate Blacks the Jim Crow Laws were comenced. .
We have been fighting for our civil rights for years. Yet organizations like the Ku Klux Klan, and devices keeping us from voting like the poll taxes and literacy tests have been forms of segregations used to keep us from being equal. Thankfully the government has started to see things our way and have created things like the Freedman's bureau and multiple amendments to put an end to slavery.