Desegregation Cases: Injustice In Metro New Orleans

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WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENCE We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. As the “Declaration of Independence” states, “All men are created equal”, however; they are not always treated equally, particularly, “African Americans”. The injustice is so clear in many cases. Being from metro New Orleans, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of the most eye-openers of injustice in our city and surrounding areas during “Hurricane Katrina” in 2005. A group of people, mostly poor blacks without vehicles were seeking shelter during the hurricane. As they tried crossing…show more content…
In 1936 a federal appeals court ordered the University of Maryland to admit a black student previously rejected because of his race. After the World War II, a law student, Herman Sweatt, was also denied admission to Texas Law School because of his race. In 1950 in Sweatt v. Painter, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered his admission the University of Texas. In another case at Oklahoma University, a black graduate student was ordered admission. Although the school obeyed the federal court, but made the student sit in special sections of the cafeteria and library. In 1950 in “McLaurin v. Oklahoma, the supreme court ordered the school to end segregation. There are a few victories today as our people have come a long way. But the injustices plague our communities still and we must pick up the torch and keep fighting for total equality. An interesting note: As quoted by Victoria Legal Aid: Some offences are considered to be crimes against “justice” itself. ‘Justice’ includes the courts, the legal system and the
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