The Court ruled, then, that the matter ultimately depends on whether Louisianals statute was "reasonable." The majority opinion explained that segregation laws "have been generally; if not universally, recognized as within the competency of the state legislatures in the exercise of their police power... Showed first 250 characters
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If one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the United States cannot put them on the same plane."
One of the judges did not agree with the ruling, thus he wrote a dissenting opinion.
Justice Harlan's dissent first criticized the majority opinion for ignoring the true intent of Louisianals statute, which was "under the guise of giving equal accommodation for whites and blacks, to compel the latter to keep to themselves while traveling, in railroad passenger coaches... Showed next 250 characters
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