Jim Crow Laws: Segregation In Schools

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During the 1900s a set of laws and rules were put into place that changed the way blacks would be treated for forever. The Jim Crow Laws was the beginning of the segregation of whites and black. It forced blacks to be separate from whites. These laws were justified by the mentality that the laws separated blacks from whites however it made them equal. However, this was not the case due to the Jim Crow Laws giving whites more benefits than blacks. Blacks had to sit at the back of the bus, had to use facilities that were a lot less luxurious than the whites. Even in schools blacks were mistreated due to segregation. Negro children had a lower amount of education in schools. All of this points to the fact that the jim crow laws were not equal…show more content…
In this quote, “The Jim Crow school system was patently unfair to the educational aspirations of millions of southern blacks” (American Decades). Black students aspiring to be something great like a doctor, an engineer, or an entrepreneur did not get the education they needed due to the Jim Crow laws. This is a blatant example of unfairness in the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws made the schools have economic problems as well, “...white school boards badly underfunded black-only schools, failing to provide adequate facilities, textbooks and instructional materials, or qualified teachers” (American Decades). White schools, on the other hand, did get the funding they needed and many whites got the education they needed. Very rarely did black students receive high paying jobs or occupations. Imagine a black trying to pursue their dream and the only thing holding them back is segregation. Schools were so underfunded in fact, “Black students generally had to make do with used textbooks and broken school furniture, hand-me-downs from better-funded white schools” (American Decades). Negroes got all the broken, worn away, outdated equipment to be able to learn with. Whatever the white schools did not want they gave to the black…show more content…
After awhile, the Jim Crow laws were repealed. This came with serious fighting and hard work by blacks. Throughout the years of civil rights and justice for blacks, segregation lingered over the shoulder of society. Whites kept on resisting blacks being apart of their society. However, blacks succeeded in achieving equality between them and whites. Giving each other almost equal opportunity for education and everyday living. The injustice in the Jim Crow laws gave blacks the inspiration and encouragement to fight back against whites. Which ultimately ended in
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