However, if they passed the reading test, they were threatened death. Also, they had to pay a special tax to vote, which many African Americans could not afford. This obstacle caused Blacks to not have a voice in the USA’s political decisions. Furthermore, they were left with the worst jobs in town and had the poorest schools because of segregation (The Change in Attitudes…). In the southern states, compared to White schooling education, the Blacks received one-third of school funding.
Whites just thought of blacks as dumb and incapable people, they were only capable for menial jobs. Blacks in the north were separated from their white counterparts in everyway. Legislators were always creating laws to keep the races divided. Many states tried to impose laws that would segregate schools. The whites did not want black kids going to the same school because if blacks and whites mingled there could be inter marriage.
Many felt they it was a racist report drawing biased conclusions about the black community. How could one white man know what exactly is happening in a world far different from his own? His statistics were correct, but he never took the time to reach out to black people to find out what was really going on in their homes. It takes a village to raise a child, but when that village is only a mother then problems may ensue. Providing for a family is hard when there are hardly any jobs available.
Since Sonya is now tagged as a felon, she does not have the right to vote, she cannot receive public welfare, and she faces job discrimination (Alexander). The Jim Crow system has been planned in America today, legalizing discrimination for people with past criminal activity’s and records (Alexander). After slavery was in abolished between the 1870’s to the mid 1960’s in the Southern States, The Jim Crow laws was the practice of discriminating against African Americans, This Laws were the belief that whites were superior and more dominate to blacks. So they kept public places segregated and placed restrictions upon blacks. Restriction of the right to vote was a version of social control that African Americans were shown the hardships of.
Northern blacks were going to experience prejudice, riots and murdering. Free blacks from the south were facing many situations from the whites from the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws were to prevent free blacks and other non-whites from being able to vote and have a voice within the government. Laws and statements were established such as the Grandfather Clause, which would prevent anyone whose grandfather could not vote from voting. Since the majority of blacks grandfathers did not vote and was not even free, free blacks in the south were denied the right to vote.
But not everyone believed in white superiority, but in equality. There were multiple groups for and against this type of segregation. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored... ... middle of paper ... ...rnment cared about the deaths and segregation that was currently happening at that time. As the years went on, African Americans were cared about less and less, and hated more and more. The Jim Crow laws were discriminating to African Americans because they received unfair punishments, no one cared about the African American’s opinions, and they replaced slavery with laws that encouraged racial inequality.
Do people today honestly know how bad segregation and discrimination was on African Americans during the civil rights movement? Some were arrested and some were even killed. Racial slures were thrown at African Americans everywhere they went. Some African Americans were tormented to death. Segregation during the civil rights movement was hard for African Americans because they were not allowed to attend schools with whites, eat at the same resturants as whites, or even sit in the same section on public bus transportation with whites.
This put the African American population economically and politically powerless. The movement therefore addressed primarily three areas of discrimination: education, voting rights, and social segregation. The Jim Crow Laws passed in the south that kept black people separate from white people. This law caused social segregation in schools, restaurants, restrooms, and transportation. Also African Americans were not allowed to go to beaches, swimming pools, parks, and many hospitals.
Although African Americans were finally able to gain back their freedom; they did not gain equality in the eyes of their former oppressors. Resentful of the newfound freedom of African Americans, laws known as Jim Crow laws were established throughout the United Stated by states and local governments. These discriminatory laws worked to systematically oppress African Americans through segregation and violence. They were segregated from whites; forbidden to attend the same schools, eat in the same restaurants or intermarry. African Americans were treated as second class citizens; lesser beings that had no rights.
Literacy tests were also made a legal requirement for potential voters. Due to the poor education that blacks had received at their poorer segregated schools they could not pass the literacy tests and therefore could not vote. Although many blacks attempted at the literacy test, they were almost always said to have failed it. Social disadvantages that black people faced derived from 'Jim Crow Laws'. Named after a white comedian's old song character and the way that Jim Crow poked fun at black people, 'Jim Crow Laws' were laws, which discriminated against blacks and encouraged segregation.