But, in 1875 the Civil Rights Act was passed prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, forcing whites to share hotels, railroads, theaters, etc. with blacks, making them equal. It took many court cases and the passing of certain amendments to give African Americans equal rights among the Whites. African Americans in the 50’s were allowed to ride on the same buses and trains as the Whites. But, there was a city ordinance stating that African Americans had to give up their seats if a white man asked for it.
The American blacks were victims of racism, segregation, discrimination and furthermore poverty in their community. They were neglected by the government. Nonetheless, they were neglected by fought for their rights and equality. The black people in America had their own separate communities away from the whites, because they were neglected by white people and the government. For instant they couldn’t vote in their country.
KKK was hugely supported by whites and became the voice for poor uneducated whites who felt threatened in competing for housing and jobs. Blacks had limited educational and job opportunities as many whites did not want to integrate. Limited education and job opportunities were out there for blacks as many worked domestically or in the fields such as farming. These poor standards motivated blacks to boycott Montgomery buses and change the future for blacks. Last cause of Montgomery Bus Boycott was the Supreme Court
His family tried their best to mold him into a better man in order to survive the later years to come. Wright had to realize the harsh realities of the consequences of being a black man in the early 1900s. In that time, many blacks were tortured for the simple fact that they were not white. Black people experienced much violence. Jim Crow Laws promoted the idea that blacks were naturally mediocre to blacks in all important ways, including intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior.
Between the 1800's and 1950's, society was controlled by what was called “Jim Crow laws.” Where the term Jim Crow originated was from a song performed by an artist named Daddy Rice during the 1830s. Daddy Rice covered his face with charcoal paste to resemble what is supposed to be a black man, and then sang and danced in character of a silly black person. By the 1850s, the Jim Crow character was one of several stereotypical images of blacks in the nation's culture. People would refer to African Americans that way. How it became a term with segregation of African Americans in the late nineteenth-century is unclear.
Note - "We have to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if worse comes to the worst, we have got to kill him." And - "You gringos have spilled enough of our blood, now it's your turn to bleed, you [expletive] sub-human beasts." The above two racist hate quotes are by University of Texas Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez in a public speech. Gutierrez is also the founder of 'La Raza' which is exclusively for the Hispanic race. For everything and everyone OUTSIDE the race - nothing!
• Black and white people were divided by politics. • This meant that Black people were treated with less care whilst white people were cared for more. • Barriers were put into place so that Black people couldn’t vote for a new power due to their lack of education. • Tension amongst black and white people turned to hatred causing black people’s opinions and views to be irrelevant to any subject. • Southern school for blacks were poor standards which resulted in black people not being educated enough to vote or work for a living.
Why was there so much racial inequality in the USA? The situation of black people in the 1930s Segregation and the Jim Crow laws The USA constitution and federal law declared that everyone was equal. The southern states passed the Jim Crow Laws which related to segregation. This meant that white people and black people had to live separately. The areas of society affected by segregation included churches, hospitals, theatres and schools.
“Jim Crow” was a derisive slang term for a black man. The term comes from an actor, who pretended to be black and stupid, and called himself Jim Crow. Jim Crow laws were used to separate blacks and whites. The laws only applied to blacks. The Reconstruction ended when federal troops withdrew from the South, and it returned to white supremacy rule.
Several different races and ethnic groups didn’t like the white people but the white people ruled the country back then. Nobody but white people had rights. White people were very racist over the African Americans. For many years we used the African Americans as slaves. (P Barton) White women were discriminated against a lot because women were not allowed to work and earn money.