(210) The courts were striving to keep blacks at a level similar to slave laws. In this state of chaos it is no wonder why black crime was steadily rising. Many whites tried to explain black crime by stating that black people were inherently evil and violent, that they were biologically inferior. Those statements were obviously incorrect as it is clear why black crime was growing during the urban transformation. Blacks were subject to the culture that slavery instilled in them.
The segregation that the black codes caused causes people to be more sensitive towards racial inequality because of the segregation the black codes caused. Like how people were getting pissed that the Emmys didn’t have enough black people being nominated. We would be much closer as a community without the lingering ideas and mindset that the black codes have put into us. We would be much closer without segregation and
They dreamed of better jobs, higher wages, better living conditions, and a life of less hatred. They would soon find out that the North wasn’t as promising as they hoped. The hope of a better life would soon be gone, as many African-Americans would have to settle for low paying unskilled jobs and high cost of living in the ghettos of the industrial cities. Although the North wasn’t nearly as bad as the South it wasn’t as nice as it had been made out to be. The spread of Jim Crow throughout the United States would ultimately keep many African-American migrants impoverished and would leave long lasting effects that can still be seen today.
The newly blacks that moved to the city not only faced hatred and harassment, but also city officials made things much harder for blacks to be able to move into the cities. In conclusion, the black have faced many problems after the emancipation of slaves. Even though things did not get better for the freed blacks until the civil rights movement, things still were better then being someone's slave. The emancipation of the slaves not only affected the blacks but also the whites. The whites were affected because now they had to do all their work themselves and they had to face the fact that the blacks were suppose to be equal with them, which is why they tried their best to keep the black people down socially, politically, and economically.
Two hundred years ago in America, being born of a certain race or gender predetermined one’s opportunities in life. African Americans were subjected to slavery and discrimination and women had very little liberty. In the present, the United States is much closer to equality, yet gender and race still play a role in life’s opportunities given the high frequency of affirmative action programs; they attempt to increase the representation of minorities on college campuses and in the office, regardless of virtue. Programs of affirmative action arouse controversy because some groups view affirmative action as a catalyst for reverse discrimination whilst other groups support affirmative action as a way to diversify society and compensate for past exclusions. Affirmative action describes the “positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically excluded” (Fullinwinder).
Whites felt they had the right to make fun of and put down the blacks just because they were of a darker race. In the South many young black men and women that challenged the Jim Crow laws or the enforcers were willing to be jailed, beaten, harassed, and discriminated against to stand up for their rights. African Americans were discriminated for sitting at a white counter, going to the wrong labeled bathroom, going into stores, and even walking across a park to get to work. This new generation was willing to stand up, march, sing songs, give speeches, and take any racial discrimination in order to win this battle of racism. These men and women sang “”We’ll Never Turn Back,” “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, “ “Oh Freedom, “ “We Shall Overcome.””(Litwack, 2009) trying to express how they really felt in order to get people’s attention.
The whites also tended to bomb areas to inflict fear onto the blacks to prohibit them from occupying their areas.The black communities became organized within the new areas they occupied in the midwestern, western and northeastern regions of the United States. This was a major aspect of the social organization of black communities due to the fact in the region they have previously occupied pushed them out for the inequalities and the new region segregated them due to their race. Furthermore, the region becomes a major aspect of the social organization of the black communities since they were isolated from society as they were in the south simply because of their
When it came to the African Americans during the Reconstruction there were many hardships and happenings that they struggled first hand. African Americans saw that there was really no hope for the possibly of owning their own land but the idea of at least developing a secure economic independence was still in their hopeful future. Surprising enough, White people were upset over the fact that the black did migrate to the cities which labor for whites and also allowed African Americans more opportunities to compete for jobs and also put them almost to the same social status as the whites. It is interesting the vast improvement in African American lifestyles occurred after the Civil War and how quickly reconstruction started. The black migration began at the end of the Civil War, which really took in account the African Americans in evolving and leaving cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and New York back in that time frame.
The majority of blacks accept their inferior role because they viewed it as impossible to escape due to police and society structures. However, Richard Wright doesn’t share this subdued outlook, instead he exhibits frustration towards these people's actions and chooses to respond with defiance. The lesson of whites dominance is repeated throughout "Ethics of Living Jim Crow." This attitude creates a social atmosphere that forces blacks to choose how they react in each situation carefully. This white dominant theme appears when Wright is applying for a job at a mainly white company.
Discussion of police practices and questions of their authority are unique to the Sentinel because of their dominantly black audience. In other newspapers police brutality was mentioned, but according to “Burn Baby Burn,” the white residents of Los Angeles were “blithely unaware” of the extent to which police had domination and power of fear over these communities and so could not relate to the distrust and resentment towards police. “A Tale of Two Riots” further evokes the leadership role of government social programs when it discusses the unequal opportunity blacks have for upward mobility (Pleasant). Because of an inequality in income, housing, and salaries there are many more blacks in poor communities.