This quote is important because it allows me to understand that Jefferson has to die because he was the only person in the liquor store and was a black man. Jefferson didn 't do anything, but he was going to steal money from the cash register. Jefferson was there but at the wrong time. The police thought that it was Jefferson because he was black. Jefferson should of stand up for himself or told the judge that it wasn 't him.
He realizes that the word nigger, was hostile to the blacks during this period of time. Atticus demonstrates an appreciation and decency which was exceptionally uncommon of a wealthy white male in the south. The blacks, as a majority, live in the part of town known as the bad side, or the "slums." Even if a black person had the money, they wouldn't have bought a house in a high society neighborhood like the Finches. Blacks were viewed as unsanitary, making their presence undesirable to white home owners.
Additionally, African-Americans faced many hardships during this time, such as unclean bathrooms, unequal and separate water fountains, voting restrictions, and awful schooling compared to whites. Segregation was allowed in the United States of America as the 14th amendment abolished slavery, but left gaps on the topic of fair segregation on all levels.
They also made it so white and black people couldn’t be together in public so there had to be different railway cars, water fountains, stores, restaurants and pretty much their whole lives were apart. Tearing two types of people does not help the issue, if anything it makes the issue worse. By tearing apart two types of people, the people will be more racist because they only hear one point of view and no nothing about how the group of people are and what they’re like. Some people tried to test the laws such as white skinned man, Homer Pessey, who had a grandmother who was black. He sat in a white railroad car and the conductor decided he was a black man and Pessey got sent to jail.
Many people in the South believed that African Americans were not as good as white people. They believed that African Americans lied and were not to be trusted. Atticus states in To Kill a Mockingbird, “you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption--the evil assumption--that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women.” (Lee, 208) People thinking negative about African Americans like that could have easily affected the way Lee thought of African Americans. The lynchings that happened in the South are another
This idea is shown through laws against African Americans and the unfair way they were treated. Although the war gave many slaves their freedom, still many slaves faced many obstacles and injustices. For instance white southerners established their own authority and created black codes. These codes restricted black men from finding jobs which made it nearly impossible to provide for themselves or their family. Many states also required
Jim Crow Laws was the name of the racial categorization that affected many African Americans from the 1870s to the 1960s. Under this way of life, black were classified as second class citizens. Through this societal hierarchy, many African Americans faced hardship and prejudice. The laws influenced the nation so greatly that even scientists, doctors, and other professionals "proved" that blacks were inferior to the whites in intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior. These laws convinced people that mixed babies would destroy the nation.
Birmingham, Alabama was the most racist city in the United States at the time. Bull Connor, commissioner of Public Safety in Birmingham, believed that Blacks and White should stay separated. Because of this, the police and FBI did not protect the riders when they arrived. The riders were attacked, beaten, and called racial slurs by the locals and KKK members. Freedom riders from Nashville also came down to Birmingham but were arrested upon arrival for their own safety, however they were taken
The same year slavery was abolished, The Black Codes were created. These laws oppressed black people and restricted their freedom. Because of the poor treating of African Americans and the Black Codes, The Reconstruction period was a failure. Some people were very unhappy when slavery was abolished. Southerners were frustrated that their property would be taken from them and turned into citizens.
Organizations like these, detrimentally hurt the modernization of the South, leaving them in the dust ibn comparison to the north. The north believed the Southern Black men had to rely on their own resources, and not demand any further assistance from the north. The north got them their freedom, but for the most part didn’t want much to do with them after that. Whites in the south just saw them as a great big joke when they were holding office, or when they thought they had an impact on politics. This was the case because for an incredibly long amount of time blacks were made the inferior race, white men handicapped their growth and intelligence, making them simply into a labor force that couldn’t even think for themselves.
The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome. Jim Crow laws repressed many black americans in the 1850s and the repercussions of that are still affecting black society today. Similarly in the 1800s woman were legally restricted from many of the things men were and still are still unfairly treated to in society
The bus got a few miles down the road and then the Klan firebombed the bus. As the bus was burning mob members held the door shut to kill the riders, but they eventually let go of the door because of speculated reason and the riders got out only to be beaten by Klan members. It took warning shots to stop the chaotic beatings to prevent lynchings. The second bus arrived and were also attacked by the Klan, but in consideration of the first bus attack they were not hurt as badly. Twelve riders were hospitalized, but most were refused care and were removed from the hospital in fear of the mob outside.
Jim Crow Laws are laws that segregated blacks from the whites and it also took a lot of rights from the blacks. After the reconstruction the whites were afraid of the blacks taking over, so they created these laws. After these laws took place the blacks were disrespected and limited rights. The whites wanted these laws so the blacks couldn’t take over the world. The whites needed these laws because they were worried about their families and their businesses.
Throughout the period of the Reconstruction, the northerners and southerners viewed and treated blacks differently. For example, the southerners did not have any respect for blacks at this time and treated them terribly. The Southern Black Codes were significant in defining the rights of the freedmen and many of the rights were restricted due to these specific codes. The codes prevented blacks from achieving their own occupation, from voting, and the codes limited any freedom that the individual may have. The blacks had no rights as a citizen due to the southern rules.
Reconstruction was socially unsuccessful because of the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow Laws, and Segregation. The Ku Klux Klan would threaten, beat, and murder blacks and republicans. They would burn crosses on their raids, and would throw little wooden caskets in the home of the Republican or African American who was being raided. Jim Crow Laws separated the population because, it make it so white people would always have the better out of black people such as, seats on a train, or there American rights would be discriminated on. Jim Crow Laws also made it so blacks would have to go to different schools, different public transportation areas, different schools, and different restaurants.