Segregation

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Segregation was a social problem starting in the late 1840s, which endorsed the separation of whites from people of color in public facilities, schools, and neighborhoods. The law called for “Separate, but equal”, a policy that was almost never followed. Dark-skinned people were forced into substandard conditions, and were often refused in ‘white’ establishments. The practice of segregation perpetuated the idea of racism, that people of color were not as good as white people. Though this is obviously wrong, at the time the people really believed that this was the truth. And because they were so happy to finally have their freedoms, most blacks didn’t protest this policy until it became really obviously bad. Victims of segregation were not only black people, but all those that weren’t white. Asians and latinos were also victims of this policy, although they didn’t have it as bad as those who were obviously black. In big cities like New York and Boston, segregation was practiced, but not to the extent as in the southern states, like Alabama or Tennessee. In the southern cities, blacks...

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