Gong Lum v. Rice
275 U.S. 78 (1927)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Gong Lum v. Rice, 275 U.S. 78 (1927)

Gong Lum v. Rice

No. 29

Submitted October 12, 1927

Decided November 21, 1927

275 U.S. 78

Syllabus

A child of Chinese blood, born in and a citizen of the United States, is not denied the equal protection of the law by being classed by the state among the colored races who are assigned to public schools separate from those provided for the whites when equal facilities for education are afforded to both classes. P. 275 U. S. 85.

139 Miss. 760 affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Mississippi reversing a judgment awarding the writ of mandamus. The writ was applied for in the interest of Martha Lum, a child of Chinese blood, born in the United States, and was directed to the trustees of a high school district and the state Superintendent of Education, commanding them to cease discriminating against her and to admit her to the privileges of the high school specified, which was assigned to white children exclusively.

Page 275 U. S. 79

Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.