Jim Crow Laws Thesis

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OUTLINE Thesis: The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome. Jim Crow laws repressed many black americans in the 1850s and the repercussions of that are still affecting black society today. Similarly in the 1800s woman were legally restricted from many of the things men were and still are still unfairly treated to in society today. Main Idea: Jim Crow laws repressed many black americans in the 1850s. Use JIM CROW LAWS to talk about the hardships . Use HARVARD CURANT to talk about how even then people knew it was wrong. Main Idea: The government, although not explicitly, isare still very much negatively affecting black lives today, through systems of laws and government organizations. Use VOTER…show more content…
In the United States, two groups of people were largely marginalized, black people and women. Glossing over the treachery inflicted during slavery, in the 1800-1900s a set of laws known as the Jim Crow laws, made black lives remarkable difficult. At a similar time, women were being made inferior to men, partly by law and partly by a sociaterial system of sexism. Both groups made so inferior that neither group has fully recovered. The repercussions of institutionalized prejudice are far too great for any group to overcome. Jim Crow laws repressed many black americans in the 1850s and the repercussions of that are still affecting black society today. Similarly in the 1800s woman were legally restricted from many of the things men were and still are still unfairly treated to in society…show more content…
In modern day America, the government, although not explicitly, isare still very much negatively affecting black lives through systems of laws and government programs. Although there has been a significant amount of improvement since the Jim Crow era, because of integration, in many ways, black people are still being discriminated against on a daily basis. According to Emily Holdgruen, writer of the University Wire, The voter ID laws in Alabama “show a continuation of institutional racism.” Act 2011-673 makes it so that you must show a picture ID to be able to vote in Aalabama, when black people are ??% less likely to own picture IDs. Shortly after this act was passed, 31 ID offices were shut down by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. 75% of users of said offices were black. Keeping in mind that just over 25% of people in Aalabama are black, it is no coincidence that these closures were intended to limited the number of black voters, effectively violating their constitutional right to vote. Another frequentlyoften mentioned example of racial prejudice is the United States criminal justice system. A book on this topic, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, explains how the criminal justice system “Intentionally targets poor uneducated black men.” Michelle Alexander , author of The New Jim Crow, claims that the prison system is a racial hierarchy and reform is ineffective, the only true solution is to dismantle the prison system altogether. This claim seems drastic but
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