Sex And The Scared After Brown By Jane Dailey Analysis

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Jane Dailey’s “Sex, Segregation, and the Scared after Brown”, published in The Journal of American History, couples religion, sex, and the struggles of segregation during the civil rights movement. More specifically, Dailey addresses the language of “miscegenation”; asserting that religion was a vessel utilized by both sides of the segregation argument (Dailey 122). For the believing Christian, segregation of races was of “cosmological significance. The Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education sparked much controversy in the religious word, mainly with those who supported segregation. Dailey stages the allegation of miscegenation being the root religious civil rights issues with the theology of Segregation, the effects of the Brown decision, and the Ministers march. As a whole, Dailey emphasizes the importance of the testimonies that segregation was “the commandment and law of God”. Also, that most historians tend to “pass” over this topic, condemning “the most lasting triumph of the civil rights movement: its successful appropriation of Christian Dogma” (Dailey 122). “…why …show more content…

It is here that Dailey makes her point that we as Americans overlook religion in history as being “archaic” and not of bold importance to modern American history. This statement can be one of monumental implications. The importance of consignation in the civil rights movement, which as Dailey described time and time again was tied to religious beliefs at the foundation of the struggle, could parallel many other historical events where religious thought is overlook as a motive or point of structure. Ultimately, it is of this readers analysis, that Dailey is showing us an example of how the dogma of religion and history should be embraced so as to get accurate representation of a time and

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