Jim Crow Laws: Segregation In The United States

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In high school, I never paid much attention to history class. Though I remember learning about two distinctive terms, only because I thought they sounded funny: de jure and de facto segregation. De jure segregation, is segregation by law where as de facto segregation, is segregation that is done subtly by society through habit. Though de jure segregation is hard to come across now, de facto segregation is emanate. Simply put, discrimination still exists in disguise.
In the past, numerous states throughout the South passed a set of laws, the Jim Crow laws, that were designed to prevent African American citizens from pulling themselves out of the cycle of oppression and refraining them from achieving equity. (Jim Crow Laws) In 1967, East Los …show more content…

When she was in jail, Alice along with many other females, took part in hunger strikes and was force-fed by taking in food through a tube. As you see, these unfortunate events that have been forced onto minorities, causing their pursuit of success to be slowed down and backtracked. (Affirmative Action Overview)
In 2013, the average median income for Whites was about fifty-two thousand dollars, thirty-nine thousand dollars for Hispanics and thirty-three thousand dollars for African Americans. (Perlberg) The poverty, expulsion, and incarceration rate of African Americans is three times that of Whites. The poverty, expulsion, and incarceration rate for people of Hispanic decent, is twice of Whites. (Hsieh) There is a pattern of discrimination that has trickled down and I believe that affirmative action is necessary in order to bring equality to …show more content…

In other words, it is up to your state to decide if they agree or disagree to affirmative action, which ultimately decides if the university system of the state will consider your race upon applying. (Epstein) Unfortunately, Proposition 209 in California, which was posted in the voter’s ballots on November of 1996, passed, meaning the banning of affirmative action was legal and deemed constitutional. (CA Affirmative

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