With that being said, African Americans are considered now to be citizens of the United States but sadly were not treated equally by their white peers till the Civil Rights Act (1964); and from the time of reconstruction through the period of... ... middle of paper ... ...ly towards African Americans because they had false perceptions of black individuals and automatically categorized them as horrible beings. The result of this kind of thinking condemned these poor people targeted to an angry mob with death by lynching. This reveals that whites had false notions on how black individuals are and they reacted purely out of ignorance and hate for successful African Americans. In conclusion, the rise of racial violence and lynching during the post-emancipation era was determined by two main factors: whites trying to remain superior, and the general fear of mixing the two races. Unfortunately, many African Americans suffered at the hands of racial violence just due to the fact of being a different skin color other than white.
“Jim Crow laws allowed African Americans to be legally segregated. From that point on, African Americans were treated worse than ever before.” Some historians say that African Americans were treated better in slavery (in the 1800’s) than under the Jim Crow laws. Before the Jim Crow laws, there was slavery. They were both backed by the idea of black inferiority; both were also dominated mainly by the belief of white superiority. But not everyone believed in white superiority, but in equality.
With the passing of these laws came violence and aggression for those, for and against these laws. The South was hard to change, as is the world. Jim Crow laws came from Thomas “Daddy” Rice, who was infamous for Blackface and who acted as a slave named Jim. Jim’s last name came from his owner who had the same last name. The term Jim Crow was adapted to mean racial segregation and was commonly accepted by white southerners.
Several years ago our very land , the country we love and call our homes was filled with extreme hate , segregation and discrimination . Many whites felt superior to African Americans and the thought of having to share anything with the colored folks made them angry. Even though Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves , the colored folks were still not free. After the civil war the South was extremely bitter about their loss and this brought about the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. This cult spread hate into the hearts of ma... ... middle of paper ... ...ding up to a white person.
During the mid-nineteenth century, great changes were sweeping the nation regarding the treatment of blacks. Slavery was still practiced and many white Americans found no fault in it. Others thought it was a despicable institution and sought to have it abolished. Among these people were Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Both were often considered radical in their perception and treatment of blacks considering the severely racist attitude of the time and were the forerunners for black rights.
Racism is known as poor treatment of, or violent actions against people because of their race. Racism is such a cruel thing, to think racism is one of the biggest issues in America since the 17th century, when African Americans were forced to become slaves. African Americans were taken from their homelands, and their families, they have been subjected to harsh cruelty, they have been belittled and their freedom has been completely revoked. We are now living in the 21st century, today racism is still known as one of the biggest issues in America today, people continue to discriminate other Americans due to their race, or their historical background. Martin Luther King Jr. was the man to fight for equal rights, he believed everyone it does not matter if they have a different color or come from a different race he believed everyone deserved the same equal rights.
Racism, which is bad enough, led to things much worse for African Americans. “Along with restrictions on voting rights and laws to segregate society, white violence against Af... ... middle of paper ... ...ows that we have come a long way. But despite this, we can’t erase the fact that our country once was segregated and treated those of different races inequitably. Works Cited Appleby, Joyce PhD., Brinkley., Alan PhD; McPherson, James PhD. The American Journey 2003.
Chris Layne Professor Madar US. History 122.01 New Chapter in American History Imagine living in a world at which you are harassed and abused just because of the color of your skin. Since the beginning of America’s existence, Whites have had this strong hate towards the black population. The whites wanted to continue to have the power and control in their hands. In order for them to achieve this, the white southerners came up with the Jim Crow laws to prevent the African Americans from achieving their god given right of being free and equal.
These three different periods of U.S. history display how Americans can treat fellow Americans so cruelly. 	African Americans were terribly treated after slavery. Although they were Americans just like the whites, many of the whites hated them because they were different. One example of mistreatment of the African Americans was segregation, which was the division of local places by race. The blacks were thought to be so "dirty", and the whites were scared of them.
There must be a reason. Some people may say that most students reported that blacks attacked them. But there were several cases showed that the robbers were whites. In my opinion, prejudice might be the reason why the police suspect blacks around school. “Prejudice is a negative attitude toward an entire category of people, often an ethnic or racial minority.” (Schaefer, 2008, p. 248) Even though the emancipation of slaves happened hundred years ago, prejudice and bias still remain in this society.