Plessy v. Ferguson

163 U.S. 537 Supreme Court 1896
social equality cannot exist between the white and black races in this countrysolongasthelawcanclaim theseparation of citizens on the basis of raceisconsistent withequalityThe thin disguise of "equal" accommodationswill not mislead anyone,asit isconceived in hostility to, and enacted for the purpose of humiliating, citizens ofcolor