Jim Crow Laws

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People must obey the law, but are not required to hold the same ethical beliefs expounded by the law. Some laws can be contrary to the ethical standards of a community. Unethical laws tend to be overthrown when the general public becomes aware that the law violates the principles of ethical behavior. When a law conflicts with the ethics of society, members of their community take action to pressure change in the law. For example the jim crow laws beginning in the 1870’s up until the 1950’s. Jim crow laws enforced racial segregation. Laws were passed requiring the segregation between blacks and whites. People of the community challenges these laws with boycott, sit ins and protests to try and change these laws. The civil rights movements was

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