Jim Crow Laws Essays

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The Jim Crow laws were a set of federal laws that allowed racial discrimination and segregation. “The United States Supreme Court found in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) that “separate but equal” services for African Americans did not dispute the Fourteenth Amendment, despite suggestions that the facilities were superior to those...

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More than 4 million slaves were living in the United States in 1860 (Muldoon, 2014). These slaves were being worked to death, day and night, under the forcful white Americans. When the Afircan Americans first arrived in 1609, the white colonists thought they were less equal and benethe them because their skin was darker (Muldoon, 2014). White Americans then took charge and began making the African Americans work for them, or they would be beaten and killed (Muldoon, 2014). After...
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When art discussion comes up there is always the question posed of subjectivity and if you can take a work out of its context. We know when looking at Betye Saar’s work that this is not possible. Her works are largely based on her personal history, the historical period she grew up in, and her heritage. Betye Saar was born in Los Angeles in 1926 and became “a part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s, which engaged myths...
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Introduction/thesis statement The United States has gone through major demographic transformations over the past hundred years, one of which is its racial and ethnic composition. Sociologists theorize that racial and ethnic diversity continues to be an important feature in American society to date. As racial inequality continues to affect American societies, we see major shifts in political roles that favor whiteness. Especially with president Donald Trump being elected in 2016, with his main campaign being to build a wall in...
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After slavery ended the Reconstruction period begin, a period that many historians say was one of the most important times in U.S. history. This period of time is when freed African Americans began to be treated as humans, not like animals. But when Abe Lincoln was assassinated his vice president didn’t have the same viewpoints and the Reconstruction period began to come to what most people think of this time period, a time period when the U.S. had to finally...
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When one talks about racism, most of our opinions are based on what happens in America; from 400 years ago until now, we find ourselves believing that racism in America has improved greatly. And we have improved, compared to the times before and after the Civil War. However, as we progress forward, we move back fifty years. Some of us in society refuse to acknowledge the arising problems that have to do with racism while others become apart of the...
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Introduction Reconstruction, a pivotal chapter in American history, unfolded between 1865 and 1877, following the Civil War's end. This era aimed to rebuild the nation and integrate freed slaves into society as equal citizens. It was marked by significant political, social, and economic challenges. The federal government introduced measures to protect the rights of newly freed African Americans, leading to profound changes in the South's social fabric. However, the period was also characterized by intense resistance from Southern states, where...
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The Prison Industrial Complex is seen as the new Jim Crow. Jim Crow laws started as early as 1865, after the slaves were freed due to the thirteenth amendment, which freed about four million people from slavery. The laws around slaves, how, when, and where freed slaves could find work and for how much, was strict. These ‘codes’ throughout the South would appear as a legal way to take away African American's right to vote, take away their own control...
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Race is socially constructed; it exists nowhere but in the minds of the people. Race is an idea created in the minds of the people, repeated through different forms of presentation, then consciously and subconsciously accepted by the people (Jimenez, 2019). In full knowledge of race as a social construct, the pioneers of Jim Crow envisioned providing a platform where people of all walks could learn more about how the idea of an inferior black community was created in the...
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Introduction to Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book that was authored by Michelle Alexander. The author’s argument in this book is that overcrowding that is experienced in America’s prisons is as a result of latent racism in America’s criminal justice system. Alexander defines mass incarceration as the “the larger web of laws, rules, policies, and customs that control those labeled criminals both in and out...
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