The Discrimination Of Jim Crow Laws

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“An all American America.”
For many in the South during the 50’s and 60’s Americans equaled whites. Whites were the superior race and should be kept separate from those deemed inferior. This separation was perpetuated by the enforcement of Jim Crow Laws. The reactions to this segregation differed from race to race and from region to region.
Jim Crowe laws were just part of life in the South. White and black children were taught from a very young age that they were not equals. Black’s knew that they would never be respected or treated the same as a white person. Drinking from different drinking fountains, eating in different restaurants, going to different schools, these examples of segregation were all just parts of everyday life. For a very long time blacks just accepted this segregation as reality and for the most part lived without making waves. For a black person to stand up and try to be equal or to try and change the social norm was like signing their own death sentence. If Emmet (Bobo) Till could get brutally beaten and murdered for whistling at a white woman, imagine what would happen if someone stood up and said that they were going to vote or were going to sit and eat dinner at the same counter as a white man. Blacks in the South were afraid. They were afraid that their homes would be bombed, their livestock slaughtered, their livelihood destroyed, or worse they or their family would be killed. With the KKK burning crosses, lynching people and keeping government…

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