Examples Of Racial Segregation In Public Places

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Racial Segregation in Public Places (Restaurants) In the 1880’s, to counter Jim Crow laws, laws were enacted to weaken segregation though, they were rarely enforced and ignored by many. It was normal in many restaurants to segregate against not just blacks, but Mexican-Americans and Asians as well. It wouldn't be until 84 years later that a better alternative would come into place. When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbidding the discrimination by race, color, religion, or national origin in eating places, hotels, motels, theaters, and stadiums he expected it to be accepted with a high degree- and it was, by most people. Some people went out of their way to find loopholes or ways around the act. One of the
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