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Balancing minority and majority rights


In 1890, Louisiana enacted a law that required separate railway cars for black people and for white people. Homer Plessy took a seat in a “whites only” train. He refused to move to the car reserved for black people and was arrested. The case went to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Louisiana law.
Which statement accurately summarizes the impact of the Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) decision?
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