Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology

2010 Edition
| Editors: Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers

Retracted Chapter: Plessy v. Ferguson

  • Meghan Nichols Taylor
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71799-9_318

Retraction: The Editor has decided to retract the below entries from the Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-71799-9). Upon investigation carried out according to the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines, it has been found that the author plagiarized substantial parts of the following entrie: Plessy v. Ferguson (2010, pp 731–732)

When the Reconstruction area abruptly ended in 1877, Southern state governments began passing Jim Crow laws that prohibited Blacks from using the same public accommodations as Whites. In the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment only applied to the actions of state governments and did not apply to private individuals. The result of this ruling was that persons were not protected against individuals or private entities that violated their civil rights. In particular, the Supreme Court invalidated most of the Civil Rights Act of 1875—a law passed by Congress to protect Blacks...

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Suggested Reading

  1. Brook, T. (1997). Plessy v. Ferguson: A brief history with documents. Boston, MA: Bedford Books.Google Scholar
  2. Fireside, H. (2004). Separate and unequal: Homer Plessy and the Supreme Court decision that legalized racism. New York, NY: Carrol & Graf Publishers, Avalon Publishing Group, Inc.Google Scholar
  3. Lofgren, C. A. (1987). The Plessy case: A legal-historical interpretation. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meghan Nichols Taylor
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  1. 1.Douglass CollegeRutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickU.S.A.