Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Race in the 20th century- Jim Crow Laws

In this post, i will discuss racism in the 20th century. This article discusses Jim Crow laws- which were created by white southerners during the 1870's-1960's to enforce racial segregation. These terribly racist and cruel laws were made in the Plessy v. Ferguson decision. These laws enforced a "separate but equal" standpoint for racial segregation. Under the Jim Crow laws, "whites only" and "colored only" signs were proliferated across the south in almost every public area, including swimming pools, buses, movie theaters, etc. If an African American challenged these laws, they would have violent punishments or would be arrested.

Jim Crow laws were deemed unconstitutional following World War two. The Plessy v. Ferguson decision was overturned in the Brown v. Board of education case. These laws came to an end in the 1960's following the civil rights movement.

1 comment:

  1. It is terrible to know that this law was passed in 1870 and was finally taken out in the 1960's, why do you think that? Why do you think that they finally had deemed to make Jim Crow law unconstitutional?