There were many purposes to creating these laws. The creator of the laws Jim crow was a “racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states,”around the middle years of the 60s. (Pilgram n. pag.) These laws made life harder many people thought it “was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life.”(Pilgram n. pag.) These laws were created to separate the two races blacks and whites. These were some of the laws that everyone had to take into consideration and follow these: “whites were better than blacks, smarter than blacks, and had to be well behaved.”(Pilgram n. pag.) Any sexual relations that white or blacks shared would be penalized. (Pilgram n. pag.) If we treated blacks with any equality they would be encouraged to do things with whites that they should not be doing. (Pilgram n. pag.) If something happens, violence must take place and hold the blacks at the bottom and make sure they do not rise above whites. (Pilgram n. pag.) In addition to, discrimination can take a role during these laws, and make an impact on manys lives.
According to the list of laws that Jim Crow made had many effects on peoples lives. A black man...
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...ms, but in the end they all became solved. People were affected by these laws and do not want to see something like this ever happen again. there were many purposes to creating these, they affected others in many ways, discrimination took a big part in the 60s, and lynching became a big part of affecting lives if you decided not to follow them. The Jim Crow Laws affected, harmed, excluded, and ruined many blacks and in some cases white peoples lives.
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