Process serving in the fight against racial discrimination

Since the Selma to Montgomery marches, the US has to contend with a very difficult part of its history. Specifically, they have to deal with the continued problem of racial discrimination. But even though discrimination continues to be a problem in America, many marginalized communities use courts and process servers in OKC to fight against prejudice.

 

Racial prejudice continues to be a very serious issue throughout the US, especially when it comes to workplace discrimination. Due to reasons that an individual could not possibly have control over, they can sometimes be out of a job. But through court suits and process servers in Oklahoma, people have been able to fight back.

A History of Racial Intolerance

While it is obvious just how racially intolerant the US has been against the entirety of its African American population, it is sometimes difficult to picture just how recent it was. Mississippi’s 13th amendment did not become an official part of its constitution until 1995. To be clear, the 13th amendment outlawed slavery in the state, which originally became illegal in 1860 after the end of the Civil War. Let that sink in. A country that had abolished slavery in 1860 still had one of its biggest states allowing it until 1995.

Of course, racism and subtlety have gone together and skittles and fish. The Alabama Democratic Party’s official slogan was “White Supremacy.” For reference, that party stopped using the slogan in 1966, only three years before Paul Rudd was born in 1969. And the Supreme Court failed to ban interracial marriage until 1967. No Process server was going to fix that issue.

Time and time again, we see that the US continues to have a very serious problem with racial intolerance. Even during the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, leaders at the time very much shaped race relations. And almost all of the leaders unanimously spoke the language of White Supremacy. For reference, a political party in the US actually held the motto “White Supremacy” until 1966.

The Supreme Court: Failing to Keep its Citizens Safe

The Supreme Court has, without a doubt, been monumental in helping shape the progressive landscape of the country. They helped pass laws that allowed African Americans to vote and banned laws that enshrined racist segregation. They have also been essential in shaping how people see LGBTQIA+ marriage in recent years, a fundamental constitutional right.

However, the Supreme Court has also been incredibly slow in enacting its swift justice. Even though gay marriage became legal in 2015, it only did so when all the bigger states with nearly 70% of the US population had already done so.

And during the “Reconstruction Era,” the Supreme Court did not intervene as the South proceeded to rebuild itself in a very similar image to its predecessor. States in the South continued expanding and growing while keeping all of their racist beliefs and ideologies intact. Since they had no real pressure from the Supreme Court, a state like Mississippi could get away with not outlawing slavery almost 150 years after the war.

Of course, Mississippi and its racist laws do not stop there, as the state was also involved in the Lums expulsion incident. The incident followed a young Chinese girl who entered a local public school in Rosedale, Mississippi. Martha had a good year in school before the board expelled her. The reason for her expulsion was that local public schools in Mississippi were naturally segregated. And the school that she was in was for all white students.

The Lums, with the help of a lawyer and a process server, sued the school board for their decision. The school ended up taking the case to the Supreme Court, which would rule in their favor. The local school board expelled Martha for no other reason than that she was not white. And the fact that the Supreme Court supported it still leaves a little bit of a sting.

A Powerful Tool against Discrimination

Even though the supreme court has been, at times, very slow with regards to bringing change to racial discrimination, local courts have been supporting more marginalized communities. For example, the Kansas V. Glover case proved that courts were unbiased to a great degree. The process servers worked overtime on that case as they prepared all of the documentation necessary.

The case surrounded a truck driver who was stopped and searched without justifiable cause. The officer in the case stopped the driver on the suspicion that their license had been revoked. After stopping the car, the officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle. The police officer would go on to charge him as a habitual violator. But during the hearing, the events took an unexpected turn, as the defense argued that the stop did not have a justifiable cause. Therefore, it violated the driver’s 4th amendment right, which protected him from unreasonable seizures and searches.

The court would rule in favor of the defendant, after which they dropped all charges. The ruling showed that the courts did not discriminate against its citizens. It was also an important case because it showed that the courts did not bias the police. So when they were wrong, they were called out on it.

Making Use of the Best Defense

Racial discrimination continues to be a problem that plagues the United States. But with every passing year, people become more tolerant, and laws continue to change around a very unsettling past. And now, even court summons for cases about racial discrimination will have people worried.

We can offer the best process server for your needs. They can handle all of the responsibilities of a process server and even help with a variety of other legal issues you are facing.

Sources:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/04/the-supreme-court-case-that-enshrined-white-supremacy-in-law

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