Louisiana passed a law that that blacks and whites needed to have separate railways. In 1892, Homer Plessy- one eight Caucasian and seven eights white- refused to sit in the black section and was arrested.
Can a state impose racial segregation by offering "separate-but-equal" facilities, without violating the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment?
This issue deals with the fourteenth amendment.
The segregation law breached the equal protection law and violated the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery.
Plessy should have sat in the colored section. The law stated that the railroad would be set up separate but equal.