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    Jim Crow

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    Jim Crow laws affected the United States by creating a society where white individuals and than those of color were kept separate. As America hit a turning point in history and the Civil War was fought, slavery was abolished and white supremacists created Jim Crow laws in an attempt to keep African Americans as close as possible to their previous status as slaves. These laws aimed to control every aspect of life and to create a separated society dominated by whites. America was “Jim Crowed” for almost

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    JIM CROW

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    How often have you witnessed the targeting of African Americans in our current society? Records have shown that the incarceration of black young adults in the United States of America has increased at an alarming rate over the last few decades. Through the use of racial profiling, African American males are less likely to succeed socially, educationally and economically. The war on drugs in the United States of America has affected the lives of numerous minority groups. From Latinos to African Americans

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    Jim Crow Laws

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    Comedy performer Thomas “Jim Crow” Rice coined the term “Jim Crow” through his derogatory minstrel shows in which danced and sang in an offensive way towards African Americans while covered in black shoe polish. Even though Rice was only trying to entertain his audience, his performances suggested that all African Americans were ignorant useless buffoons Rice’s performances were so derogatory towards African Americans that they removed signs of humanity from them and caused people to become less

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    Diversity In The Jim Crow

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    Americans have always had to face diversity, they were first brought to America by European settlers and forced into slavery, they had to endure lynching and discrimination even after slavery was outlawed. Jim Crow was the first step toward equal treatment for African Americans but the days of Jim Crow were terrible as it subjected African Americans to being treated like inferior objects. The diversity and discrimination that African Americans faced has not stopped it has merely evolved to be less apparent

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    Jim Crow Laws

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    “Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life.” (“What was Jim Crow?”). The laws created a divided America and made the United States a cruel place for over 70 years. The Jim Crow Laws caused segregation in the education system, social segregation, and limited job opportunities for African Americans. Although the 13th Amendment ended slavery, it did not solve the problem of unjust treatment towards African Americans. “Jim Crow Laws were laws in the South based

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    Jim Crow Laws

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    they were equal, but the Jim Crow laws kept them separate from white people. “Jim Crow system was undergirded by beliefs or rationalizations: whites were superior to blacks in all important ways…”("What Was Jim Crow?"). Jim Crow laws determined how an individual was treated in the areas of social interactions, education and health care. Jim Crow laws were put in place in the United States to keep blacks separated from whites and limit their rights as citizens. Jim Crow was a law of segregation

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    Jim Crow Essay

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    Jim Crow, a series of laws put into place after slavery by rich white Americans used in order to continue to subordinate African-Americans has existed for many years and continues to exist today in a different form, mass incarceration. Jim Crow laws when initially implemented were a series of anti-black laws that help segregate blacks from whites and kept blacks in a lower social, political, and economic status. In modern day, the term Jim Crow is used as a way to explain the mass incarcerations

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    The Jim Crow Era

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    Today, African Americans are still unequal economically, exhibiting how the pursuit of democracy remains incomplete. The origin of this inequality can be traced back to the “Jim Crow” Era. From 1939 to 1959, the average African American made from 44% to 59% of what the average white worker made. Meaning that the average African American salary was about half of the average white salary. An imbalance that resulted in large economic inequality. With more money the white population was able to pay for

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    New Jim Crow

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    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness In The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, author Michelle Alexander contends that blacks and other subordinated races are a part of what she terms a “racial caste” defined as a “racial group locked into an inferior position by law and custom.” She explained in her writing that slavery and Jim Crow were also caste systems implemented to keep blacks in a position of inferiority and oppression. She argued

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    Jim Crow Equality

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    facilities such as hotels and restaurants were segregated under jim crow laws. The United States military was also segregated until pres. Truman after the World War II. the term “jim crow” originally came from a song which mentions a black character, and it was the name of a popular dance in the 1820s. In the beginning of the 1880s the term “Jim Crow” was used as a reference to practices or laws used to separate black people from white people. Jim Crow laws in several states required segregation of races in

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