Portland openly segregates citizens by race and sexuality

It seems lately as if everything that's old is new again. One-hundred-and-two years after the Spanish Influenza, we're back to having a national pandemic. And sixty-six years after the Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, we're back to having government-sanctioned segregation, this time in Portland. Brown is America’s seminal civil rights case, in which the Supreme Court explicitly held against segregation. In doing so, it overruled the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson decision from 1896, in which the Supreme Court held that making separate, but theoretically “equal,” facilities for different races satisfied the 13th and 14th Amendments. In Brown, the Supreme Court rejected the Plessy doctrine, holding that it has no place in American education:  We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently...(Read Full Post)
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