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.
These covenants allowed for sundown towns to form; these are communities that are all white. Housing segregation can maintain the existence of such places because it is hard to prove that the race is even the reason for not allowing that person(s) to reside at the residence. 2.) According to your text, what other groups were excluded from living in sundown towns besides African Americans?
In Conclusion, during the 1960s the social situation of black Americans played a huge role in limiting their opportunities in in the American society. They were unfairly treated within this time just because of the ideals that black people were inferior to white people. The ideals of the white people and the segregation they had in many different ways played a huge role in keeping it so that the black people during this time would be kept under whites. With the circumstances the black people lived in it made it impossible for any black Americans to have access to more
The whites feared mixing of the race which is the Mongrel Race; because they were afraid the white race would be diluted. So, they did everything keep blacks at the bottom. The Southern states reacted by creating and enforcing Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow was a system created as a segregation of colored people and white people, but mainly focusing on blacks. These laws existed because of the idea of being superior (Ferris State University, 2012).
When neighborhoods began integrate, whites began to leave, fearing house value depression. Real estate agents would use the fear of blacks to drive whites to sell their homes quickly and then sell the homes at higher rates to minorities. This transformation from a predominantly white community to predominantly minority community was known as blockbusting. Even if whites weren’t racist they knew from a financial standpoint that they would lose money by living in a community with black people. White people controlled the assets and took them with them wherever they went.
The United States, born of oppression, has grown a cancer that imitates the very subjugation that the country was birthed from. Racism in America is a lingering narrative that has extended itself to the modern era. The Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s appeared to be the zenith of black suffrage; racism seeming to reach a resolution were. However, racism towards the black community is still seen in the 21st century, shown by the rise of police brutality seemingly targeted towards the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement. Racism in America still perseveres after the Civil Rights movement, shown by the unremitting discrimination of black men and women.
(Lee 161). From this quote, readers can better understand how people, even kids, were judged based on their skin colour, and how Dolphus and his family were outcasts in town. People are being adjudicated simply because of rude comments said about them, even though that person hasn’t done any harm to them. There was a case in town involving a black man, a white man, and a woman. The white people were treated with respect, but as soon as it was the Negro’s turn (Tom Robinson), he was being questioned rashly.
These now called “gangs” which blacks didn’t call them were a form of identity for kids, and a form of acceptance and comfort. As more of these so called African American clubs were formed, the tensions and rivalry only grew higher. From the video, Groups of youth were depicted into local neighborhoods being criticized by other neighborhoods. This lead to a violence between two gangs, which in its worst case was labeled by the title Crips and Bloods or the colors of blue and red. This violence has been ongoing for approximately forty years now, and the body count is only getting higher.
The official ruling excluded agricultural and domestic laborers, which were primarily African American. White Americans were able to reap the benefits of social security and subsidized housing, while African Americans who needed it the most did not. Baldwin feared that another instance like the New Deal would reoccur. He believed that integration in itself would have little to no effect because although blacks and whites were coexisting, the individuals themselves ceased to see eye-to-eye and lacked mutual respect. Integration could potentially be used as a crutch, allowing Americans to argue that racism no longer exists simply because blacks and whites breathe the same air.
Scottsboro Boys PB’s American Experience has impacted the view of racism towards blacks immensely. This event was a very prominent turning point in American history. The Scottsboro boys case has been one of the largest cases involving a black man (men) and a white women in the case of rape. This event has affected how people are judged now including taking age into consideration, not getting the facts correct, and the fact that black’s used to be very unfairly treated just because of the color of their skin. Laws, punishments, and law enforcement have changed very much since the 1930’s.
As police brutality against African Americans is increasing, it is very much reminding us of the civil rights movement. Black leaders risked their lives to ensure that all African Americans would live an equal life as white Americans. The racism and discrimination had been unapparent until recent events such as Donald Trump’s campaign being successful and the police brutality against African Americans. “Every 7 hours cops kill an American citizen”. Many times African Americans are targeted.
In the middle of the town 2 Southerners were holding a black guy at gunpoint. “Of Course he wants to vote the Democratic ticket.” The thing that makes everything worse is that other Southerners weren’t doing anything. Some people knew that it was bad but was too scared to say anything because they thought that they would be targeted also. The KKK had so much power and most of it was from fear not because they liked them or believed in what they stood for.