In 1896 the Supreme Court addressed segregation and racial discrimination in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. What precedent was established by the ruling in this case? A) States must act with haste to correct discriminatory laws and practices. B) Racial segregation laws violate the Fourteenth Amendment's "equal protection" clause. C) Only state courts may address state laws dealing with race relations. D) The Fourteenth Amendment does not give powers to the federal government to regulate local segregation issues. E) Under the doctrine of "separate but equal" segregation was constitutional.