Famous Racial Discrimination Cases

Famous Racial Discrimination Cases

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Despite today’s society, racial discrimination is still an issue. In fact, the cases of discrimination against race in the U.S. have increased for the past few years. Below are the famous racial discrimination cases that occurred in the history.

1954 Racial Discrimination Case: Brown v. Board of Education (U.S.)

On the 17 of May 1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren has delivered a unanimous ruling in the civil right case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in Kansas. Topeka, Kansas sanctioned segregation of the public schools was valid violation of the Federal 14th amendment. This historic racial discrimination case has served as the catalyst for the expansion of the civil rights movements in 1950s.

1967 Racial Discrimination Case: Loving v. Virginia (U.S.)

This racial discrimination case involves the proceeding on motion to vacating the sentences for violating the state’s ban on interracial marriages. The motion was denied by the Circuit Court of Caroline County, Virginia, instead writ error was granted as decision. The conviction for violating the ban for interracial marriages was noted by the Supreme Court of Appeals, 206 Va. 924, 147 S.E.2d 78. Mr. Chief Justice Warren of the United States Supreme Court made a decision that the ban for on interracial marriages adopted by Virginia was classified as racial discrimination. The law violates the due process clauses and equal right protection of the 14th amendment. This case has ended put a stop on the band for on interracial marriages not just in Virginia, but in the United States in general.

1978 Racial Discrimination Case: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (U.S.)

In 1978, a white make application for the state medical school was rejected. This has brought challenge to the legality of the Regents of the University of California’s special admissions program. According to the school’s admission program, 16 students under the 100 positions in the class are reserved for minority disadvantaged students.

The Regents of the University of California claim that their admission program was legal. The trail court ruled that the declamatory judgment of the school for their admission program as illegal, but refused to order the school to accept the student. Also, the California Supreme Court ruled the program illegal, and ordered the University of California to admit the student. Mr. Justice Powell of the Supreme Court ruled that special admission programs are illegal, race should not be the bases for students who will pass the application, and the school should not show that any while applicant should be denied for application even the absence of special admissions program.

1944 Racial Discrimination Case: Smith v. Allwright (U.S.)

This is a landmark in the United States Supreme Court rulings with regard to voting rights and extension, racial desegregation. The ruling has overturned the Texas Democratic Party’s use of all-white as primaries and other states in the U.S. with party have used the rule. Since then democratic parties were no longer a private organization that could set its own rules of membership.

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