Anti-Black Attitudes After Slavery

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Anti-Black Attitudes after Slavery It would be great to say that once slavery was eradicated everyone became seen as an equal, but that would be a lie. The notion that blacks were inferior to whites has been so deeply rooted in people’s minds and every day lives that even after slavery, it sprouted in new mediums. Across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, new forms of segregation grew from the ashes of the old. With discrimination, laws like Jim Crow, and mass incarceration, the fight for freedom had just begun. It Latin America, Haiti had the unique position of being the first independent Black Country. A country made up of freed slaves who fought for, and won, their independence. Revolution in Haiti’s Saint Domingue began…show more content…
Those of African ancestry faced many struggles and obstacles after slavery. Even after gaining Emancipation in 1834, slaves in the British West Indies were still forced into other forms of unpaid labor. Instead of being owned by masters, they became impoverished free citizens. Their poverty made them desperate for work, therefore turning them into a cheap form of labor for the white supremacists. This created a new definition of owning slaves, now being owned by those who paid them a meager…show more content…
When counted, there have been four major institutions that have successfully operated to define, confine, and control African Americans in the history of the United States. The first was slavery and the plantation economy. After emancipation came the Jim Crow system, a group of laws, which created legally, enforced discrimination and segregation. A full century after emancipation, the civil rights movement managed to topple over this form of segregation. This only paved the way for the third wave of African American containment, known as the Ghetto. Coming about from the urbanization of African Americans from the Great Migration of 1914, to the 1960s where the transformation of economy found African Americans in poverty stricken environments with little to no forms of employment due to continued caste exclusion. Climaxing with explosive urban riots, the U.S. moved to the fourth institution of African American

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