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Plessy v. Ferguson - Invisibility of Race

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Homer Plessy of the separate but equal case was seven-eighths White and could have "passed" for White, based on his appearance. What role does the invisibility of someone's race or ethnicity play in their treatment, experiences, and identity?

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In case of Homer Plessey the invisibility of someone's race or ethnicity played no role in treatment, experience, and identity. Plessey was seven-eight's white but in a landmark judgment by the US Supreme Court it upheld the constitutionality of the state law that required racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of separate but equal. Homer Plessey's arrest had ...

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