A demonstrator outside the US Supreme Court during oral arguments on April 23, 2019.

In the census-citizenship case, the Supreme Court may once again affirm 'white rule'

Updated 4:52 PM ET, Sun June 23, 2019

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(CNN)On June 7, 1892, a dapper shoemaker purchased a first-class ticket on a Louisiana train for a short journey he knew he wouldn't finish.

The 30-year-old man of mixed-race heritage sat in the whites-only section of the train. When a conductor ordered him to move to a dingy rail car reserved for blacks, he refused, was arrested and convicted at a trial.
The man appealed his case to the Supreme Court. Four years later, the court rejected his claim that sitting in a segregated train car stamped him with "a badge of servitude."
The New York Times published only two paragraphs on t