But the black schools had nothing even close to those opportunities in their school. The black schools, after investigating further, were proven to be less beneficial. So in conclusion, the Supreme Court over ruled the Plessy v. Ferguson case. Making the schools more equal to each other and combining white and blacks school. This action changed the world and played a big part in the Civil Rights
Although many attempts were made to prioritize freedom and equality for all, these values were undermined by racist Southerners who wouldn’t accept equality. In the end, Reconstruction had failed and former slaves endured another hardship akin to slavery. However, Reconstruction still could have prospered. There are multiple events that, if they had occurred, Reconstruction would not have failed. For example, had the government continued to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau, then the South would have legislated their discriminatory laws much later, if not at all.
Tourgee argued that the reputation of being a black man was "property", which, by the law, implied the inferiority of African Americans as compared to whites. But sadly, Plessy lost. The case ended in 1890. Since then they made a new law and it is there saying that blacks and whites are “Separate but Equal” on the plaque. Since that Landmark was there, it wasn’t equal.
The jury did not take long in their decision. The came back and found them not guilty because “the state had failed to prove the identity of the body ”. They were also found not guilty on the kidnapping charges. Because of the decision of Emmett Till case, it showed the truth on “Jim Crow segregation in the South” and promoted the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement . After all of these drama in the south, a lot of African Americans decided it was time to move on to the North.
Even in states where slavery was abolished, the white population oppressed the black population in order to maintain white superiority. The black populations in such states were been given voting rights, but if a black man were to actually vote, he would have been seriously oppressed. The black population in the north is “free”, but he has virtually no
It failed in many ways but also was kinda a success one way that it failed is that blacks or African American people they were not equal to whites after the reconstruction African Americans were still much poorer than whites and were not able to vote also had to deal with segregation. However, at the end of the reconstruction black or African Americans were not slaves anymore and they we still freed and the southern states were able to join the union again. Another way that reconstruction failed is that carpetbaggers came down from the north and took advantage of the devastated south in 2 ways financially and politically and since that anyone who took part was not able to hold public office be a lawyer a businessmen etc.because if they had then they could buy farms and mansions with tax returns and leave the poor poor. It was successful in that it had restored the United States as a unified nation they all had drafted new constitutions and the thirteenth,fourteenth and fifteenth amendments and pledged their loyalty to the U.S. government. It failed to protect former slaves from white people and their ways or racism and
In 1877, when the Reconstruction era ended, inequality and injustice towards black people was present more than ever. The 14th Amendment granted blacks the American citizenship and an equal protection in front of the law, whereas the Civil Rights Act of 1875 granted also protection in public places such as theaters, hotels, or restaurants. Unfortunately, after the Civil Rights Cases in 1883, the Supreme Court outlawed that equal protection does only apply from governmental infringement. Private Citizens like railroad conductors can argue that they are acting according to the State’s law. The case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) is a good example in which the Supreme Court “upheld a Louisiana law requiring segregated railroad cars” (Boyer 609).
For instance, the Civil Rights Movement solely would have been significantly less brutal if the government had accepted racial justice and made reforms regarding african american rights. However, because our society was stuck in the systems of decades prior, our government objected to any sort of improvement, even if it did seem more ethical. Many of our leaders at the time were headstrong to what they had been taught: non-whites are inferior. Even if the ethics they had been raised on were false and inhumane, many leaders remained firm in their belief and intolerant to any idea of civil rights. Tuchman’s claim is relevant in instances like the civil rights movement as the governmental leaders were persistent in their own, intolerant beliefs.
One of the problems with the New Deal was that it didn’t support minorities nearly enough, which is shown in both Document B: African Americans and the New Deal, and Document G: Whither the American Indian?. In Document G, it is stated that the New Deal did very little to support civil rights, most new deal programs discriminating against blacks. Document G shows that there was unfair treatment toward American Indians with New Deal programs, as most programs gave no benefits to Indians, but still negatively affected them in some ways, such as with their housing difficulty. Both of these documents show that if anything should be changed about the New Deal, it’s the way it affects minorities. There are also some citizens who believe the New Deal isn’t dealing with the Depression, as shown in Document F: Song.
They are being discriminated against by in getting jobs or getting jobs that pay poorly. In a study a “white men with a prison record were more likely to be offered a job than African American men who had a clean record” . Today, many people say they are not racist, but from years of stereotyping many have an implicit bias when it comes to Blacks. Though slavery in America is over, the effects of dehumanizing a race of people are still felt today. Stereotypes and prejudice against African Americans still effect our culture and