Gong Lum v. RiceAnnotate this Case
275 U.S. 78 (1927)
U.S. Supreme Court
Gong Lum v. Rice, 275 U.S. 78 (1927)
Gong Lum v. Rice
Submitted October 12, 1927
Decided November 21, 1927
275 U.S. 78
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.
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