The Supreme Court interpreted the Civil Rights Act of 1866 as prohibiting private nonreligious schools from discriminating on the basis of race.
In Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.
By a 7-2 vote, the Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and also held that forbidding segregation in the schools did not violate the white parents’ right to free association. Writing for the majority, Justice Potter Stewart
Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.
Patterson v. McLean Credit Union
Race and discrimination