The Jim Crow Law In The 1800's

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Could you ever live in a world were everywhere you go you were judge by the color of your skin. Well in the beginning of 1800’s, African Americans couldn’t go one day without being violently harassed, threated and looked down upon. The Jim Crow law ruined the world of racial equality that president Abraham Lincoln once believed in. The Jim Crow law set forth violence throughout many states. In the year of slavery African Americans experience first hand on what it was like to be randomly chosen by being harassed, beaten or killed. It changed the lives of thousands who lived through it. One couldn’t walk outside their home and enjoy a normal social life. Although the Jim crow law as vanished, racism will always be apart of life whether we believe…show more content…
It was a legal segregation preventing black people to exercise their rights as citizens. This would be the beginning of a long violent era. The Jim Crow laws and system of etiquette were undergirded by violence, real and threatened. ( It was a time of pure violence. The Ku Klux Klan wanted slaves to fall back into place; the way to do it was by acting in violence. The KKK group worked outside the law. They will mostly attack at night. Lynching was done about 3 times a week and done publicly. White folks would gather to the site and watch in pure amusement. Not only were colored folks hanged. Many were shot, raped, dismembered, and assaulted during the day. Blacks had little legal recourse against these assaults because the Jim Crow criminal justice system was all white: police, prosecutors, judges, juries, and prison officials.…show more content…
( Today racial profiling is on high alert. Many people state it’s what’s known as the “modern segregation.” Racial profiling affects African Americans through out the world. It has become a serious problem throughout many communities especially in the lower and middleclass. Statistics show that African Americans are several times more likely to be arrested and incarcerated than white Americans. In this post racial era racism occurs everyday in all cities, towns and around the country. Racial profiling is clearly illegal and violets our constitution. Social media has become a strong tool to expose the truth about today’s racial war. Almost everywhere you go people are carrying camera phones just incase something was to happen. For instance, if a black man were to be walking around town and suddenly stopped by a police officer who racially harassing him. This would be a perfect moment to have a camera phone in hand and record the incident to upload it on a social media link and expose that racism still exist. In conclusion, though the Jim Crow law has been put behind us. We ask ourselves, is racism still a concern to African Americans? Segregation is all around us whether we see it or not. There doesn’t have to be posted signs of “whites only” or “no blacks allowed“ Americans experience racism everyday. African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and

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