Hey guys, as I said be notified for more posts to come this week, here’s one more. Enjoy. This post is about Jim Crow laws in the U.S
Jim Crow law: In U.S. history, any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s. From the late 1870s, Southern state legislatures, no longer controlled by carpetbaggers and freedmen, passed laws requiring the separation of whites from “persons of colour” in public transportation and schools. Generally, anyone of ascertainable or strongly suspected black ancestry in any degree was for that purpose a “person of colour”;
Jim Crow Law: Jim Crow refers to a series of racist laws and measures that discriminated against African-Americans. Even though these laws were enacted between 1876 and 1965, the effects of Jim Crow are relevant today. Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Based on ideas of black inferiority, to stop blacks to become equal to white men.
Segregation: Separation because of race, gender or religion
Two types of Segregation:
- De Jure: Rules or Laws of segregation enforced by the Law to the state
- De Facto: Policies of Segregation not enforced by the Law instead is enforced by Local business or is normal in the Society
Integration: acceptance as equals into a society of persons of different groups (as races)
Due to the social intolerability of racial equality, people of various races were not allowed to share waiting rooms. By being supported even at the local police department, it shows just how much racial tensions had affected the governing systems of the United States. Though people of a different race were allowed to ride the same bus, all coloured riders were forced by law to sit in the back in marked coloured sections or had to sacrifice their seats to white passengers if the white part became full. Often, they were not even permitted to enter the bus through the same door to further symbolises racial dominance of one over the other.
The black and whites were allowed into theatres if they behaved well and the owners were allowed to have separate compartments for white and black people.
The Jim Crow Museum:
Types Of Segregation – Civil Rights May 05, 2018 https://kaylawinandywd.weebly.com/types-of-segregation.html
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