The History Of Racism In The South

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Racism. A word that people either shy away from or express in their every day lives. Predominately, the South is stigmatized as being a very racist and confederate region of America. Throughout history there have been many incidents and events that have explicably revolved around the color of your skin. The Civil War was a war based off of opposing opinions to have slaves or not between the North and the South of the United States. Ever since the Civil War, racism has been widespread throughout the United States. For example, the South is known for having a group that revolves around white supremacy and this group is called the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan emerged after the Civil War and this group is still active today, but in a broader sense. Now the Ku Klux Klan discriminates not just the color of your skin, but the religion you follow. Some recent events with confederate or white supremacy ideas have revolved around the taking down of confederate monuments around the United States. Many issues that are still happening today revolve around the confederate flag, which was a symbol of white supremacy for the South during the Civil War. Most of these very issues are depicted in a comic written by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour called Southern Bastards. The comic describes a small town in the South that orbits around football, crime, racism, and confederate flags. These characteristics are the prime examples of what the South is stereotyped as. In Southern Bastards, racism
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