The Jim Crow Thesis

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After reading the Jim Crow pieces, I conclude that the government and the people had a backwards way of thinking about race. One reason I think this is based on the scenario in the picture. In the V., E. picture the African American man was dressed in rags while Caucasian people in the background wearing fancy new clothes walked right by him without giving him a second glance. The second way I came to this conclusion was how the article painted the picture of how life was back then for African Americans. For example, the Supreme Court undermined the constitution so Caucasians could legally discriminate African Americans (Pilgrim 2). More proof of my statement is that under the Jim Crow laws African Americans were legally only second class
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