Although white people suffered horrifically during the Great Depression, blacks suffered much worse; being kicked out of unskilled jobs that even white people had scorned even before the Depression. There was no relief,blacks were excluded and forced to organize in separate parties. Racism was central to the debate over craft vs. industrial unionism. Even in the North, Jim Crow’s company policies persisted.
The suicide of Sandra Bland, shook her family and the people that knew her best. The taking of her own life simply did not make any sense. In the past Bland had went through some rough patches, but she had so many things going for herself at that point in her life. She had moved to a new city found a new job and rekindled her relationship with her mother. Suicide was not in the cards for Sandra.
The Jim Crow laws, first appearing after the Civil War and continually enforced throughout the early- to mid-20th century, were laws that gave legitimate legal basis to segregation and discrimination against African-Americans (“Jim Crow Laws”). They crippled and dehumanised black people by severely restricting their rights, freedoms, and opportunities, both legally and socially. These laws firmly separated blacks and whites, discouraging mobility or interaction between the groups and their respective socioeconomic classes. Source Two shows a vending machine in 1955 Tennessee, labelled “WHITE CUSTOMERS Only”. It also shows two water fountains in 1958 Mississippi; the cleaner, higher-quality fountain for “WHITE” and the rustier, simpler fountain
Billie Holiday had a song called “Strange Fruit” which stated,[“Southern trees bear strange fruit/ Blood on leaves and blood at the root/ Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze/ Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.” ] The Crucible was a play that told the events of how a village or town called Salem. In the village the people were afraid of witchcraft, and a group of girls were caught dancing in the woods.
After reading the article “Jim Crow Policing” by Bob Herbert, I agree with the author that the New York police should stop harass the Black and the Hispanic for no reason. In the article, the author gives the data of the percent of stops that yielded the weapon. The percent of Black and Hispanics have weapon is less than that of the white. It shows that the Black and Hispanics have different color does not mean they are more likely to commit a crime. The police in New York have a degrading way that affect the Black and Hispanics because it seems they only base on their skin color and race to treat the people.
Lynching Lynching in the United States was more common in the south, since people there was still unhappy about the civil war. « Lynching is the practice whereby a mob--usually several dozen or several hundred persons--takes the law into its own hands in order to injure and kill a person accused of some wrongdoing. » (Zangrado 1) The lynching period was between 1882 and 1968, a few years after the civil war. Although lynching did not just occur in the United States or between 1882 and 1968, it was a big event that caused lots of problems.
Throughout history America has struggled with finding effective and ethical ways of punishing people for their wrong doings. Between the years of 1882 and 1968 the act of lynching was widely used to execute criminals and this time period was known as the lynching era. One newspaper article published by the Fort Worth gazette informs about the events of a crime and how lynching was used to punish the accused criminal. The second article consists of letters that were exchanged between the governor of Texas and the police sheriff, in which they discussed the legal action that was to be done to the criminal. This paper focuses on the shaping of America’s criminal justice system and how crime cases such as the Henry Smith case helped do just that.
The author, a 19th century women’ rights leader, intends to justify her voting act was not a crime but rather an act based on her constitutional rights and further claims that since all women are also people, all women should not be discriminated because of their gender: just like how negroes should not be segregated because of their skin color. In order to effectively and strongly build her argument, the writer, Susan Anthony uses various writing techniques: use of emotional and deep-seated terminologies to describe the unfair intolerance; analogies with the ‘negroes’ engage the readers; repetition of phrases to emphasize her statement. First of all, the use of the narrator’s sentimental words and phrases enhances her argument’s verity and
In the late nineteenth century and the mid twentieth century, the plague of lynching that fascinated the Southern conditions of America, decades after the Civil War and the finish of subjugation, speaks to one of the darkest stains upon American history, that has frequently been the subject of history literature. Lynch law, as Flora and MacKethan state, alludes to common residents, who accept the privilege to execute individuals they judge blameworthy of a specific wrongdoing. The wrongdoing in these cases was frequently "just being an African American" and lynching here represents the "procedure of doing the judgment" (464). Activists like Ida B. Wells and Frederick Douglass went up against the assignment of recording such despicable practices, of these Southern abhorrences. Frederick Douglass portrays what lynching law implied as well as the impacts and slants it brings out as takes after: “Think of an American woman, in this year of grace 1892, mingling with a howling mob, and with her own hand applying the torch to the fagots around the body of a negro condemned to death without a trial, and without judge or jury, as was done only a few weeks ago in the so-called civilized State of Arkansas.
"Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world. He walks us on a tightrope from birth"- Rosa Parks. Jim crow was a set of formal codes put into place to separate white people from colored people. These set of codes started after the end of slavery in the civil war it was a period of time that is called the reconstruction period the Jim Crow laws first started in 1877 and ended in the 1950’s with the civil rights movements. This essay about Jim Crow Laws will mainly be talking about three main points the origins of Jim Crow, what it was like to live in Jim Crow south and the different events it caused, and how it ended and the effects it still