What Are The Arguments For Jim Crow Laws

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Jim Crow Laws were a major issue during and after reconstruction. The name came from a black minstrel that was popular during the era, which featured exaggerations, and stereotypical black characters. These laws stated that blacks and whites could be segregated as long as they had equal accommodations. Of course the conditions were not equal in the black perspective which caused many arguments. Plessy v. Ferguson was a big one. Adolph Plessy was a black man from Louisiana who bought a first class train ticket in a white only railcar. When asked to leave, he didn’t leave and stated the 14th Amendment as his defense. Jim Crow Laws not only segregated blacks, but restricted behavior and rights of the blacks as well. Even though Jim Crow Laws were

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