Segregation In The 1930's

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In Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, the word segregation means a “cause or force the separation of (as from the rest of society).” American society has for decades segregated African-Americans from their White counterparts. Even today, with equal rights for all, many people of color feel segregated in their daily lives. However, today’s segregation does not compare to the 1930’s America. For instance, the laws in the 1930’s made African-Americans feel the weight of segregation in their daily lives and education. As a result, America’s laws installed division as an acceptable way of life in the 1930’s. Consequently, this was especially true in the South. The Jim Crow laws were some foundational laws that allowed segregation. Accordingly, these laws made it justifiable for White Americans to…show more content…
“Public schools were always separate and almost always vastly unequal” (Bell 12). In Georgia, the state spent about $43 per White student while only spending $10 per Black student. Thus, funding for White and Black students were extremely incompatible (“Segregation” 2007 para. #16). Also, the White student to teacher ratio was smaller than the ratio between the Black student and their teacher (Jones 144). The larger class sizes for Black students made it more difficult for children to learn in that environment. Whereas, in the White schools the smaller class size and increased funding allowed for White students to flourish more (Jones 144). Segregation in the 1930’s was prevalent in the laws, daily lives, and education of African-Americans. Over the years, African-Americans have worked to get rid of segregation. They protested, demonstrated and fought for equal rights. However, even with all the advancements, they are still often segregated within our society today. It is very critical that people comprehend what segregation entails and the damages that it can cause and has
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