In the Jim Crow South, Chinese also faced race barriers. Their children were denied admission to white schools in many places.The best known instance of school segregation against Chinese children was in the 1920s in Rosedale, Mississippi, where white school were restricted to caucasians. A court case against the ruling went all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court which in 1927 ruled against the Chinese, Gong Lum v. Rice, 1927, who did not succeed in achieving school integration until the late 1940s.
In the Atlanta newspaper, Jung was described as a upright Christian who had long since shorn his queue and thoughts of "pagan gods and tong wars." It also noted that his wife, Lela, is a white person, leading one to wonder how the decision would have been if she had been Chinese or black. Or how the decision would have been if the father had been white and the mother, Chinese?