Basically all of the South’s resources were going to hell. Uncertain economic times make it pretty hard to make a living. African Americans found themselves to be politically limited during this time as Southern states passed laws that limited their access to exercise their right to vote. Literacy tests were used to keep blacks away from ballot boxes, as some states limited the right to vote to those who could pass a literacy test; a large majority of slaves had never learned to read or write. Not surprisingly, white voters were often given easier passages than blacks.
Those were the only few freedoms given to Blacks in the Northern United States. The restrictions to those freedoms might as well have banned them these rights. Jury duty was banned to Blacks except for in Massachusetts but that only started in 1860. Although they were aloud to vote that was only legal in five states. They could go to church but only to all Black churches.
People born into poor families do not have every opportunity as those with money. It is known that blacks, especially in the south, during the years after the civil war, people did not hire blacks. African Americans were not educated so they could not work and if they did work it was for little money because employers knew they could hire
This was caused by both the war and the lack of workers who were willing to work in the cotton and rice fields after it was over. The war was quite expensive and the lack of workers would lead to an inability to get crops and goods out for trade. Free blacks refused to return to the fields and would resist by any means, but were not allowed into many other occupations. Many whites were too proud to work in the fields themselves, so no one was willing to do so, causing the inability to get goods to market. In the North, the the reconstruction had the opposite effect.
If I were a human resource manager, I would be ashamed and I would feel like I didn't do my job, and that I just ignored a safety issue that was serious. The lawsuit costed the company a lot money and I would be afraid that I would lose my job over the lawsuit. The courts verdict would affect me greatly and I would be ashamed to go back to work. Their was no explanation as to why the safety complaints were never investigated
If they get too close to white people as Tom Robinson does, it would bring their lives into disaster. Even some people know that Tom does not rape her. Everything happens just because of white people do not like black people. Moreover, Tom is prejudged by many people, such as, Scout, Mr. Gilmer and Bob Ewell. They have belief that black people are low-class people who do not deserve respect.
Even though they were simply accused of having left wing views, but it could not be proven. Others tried to use the amendment to avoid being held in contempt of congress, they were black listed. Many of them were unable to return to their what would have been successful careers. People were jailed, blacklisted; thus suffered financial issues due to loss of employment and even had their passports revoked based on accusations that couldn’t be prove nor for fear they would try to over throw the government just because they had a different political view. Many of these people were innocent of even opposing the government or acting on their views if they did oppose.
There were many problems African Americans were facing before the New Deal became an instrument in the saving of the United States economy. Because of the Depression, African Americans workers were pushed out of jobs, favoring White workers. Because Blacks were last hired and first fired, it made it easier for them to lose their jobs at faster rates. The near subjugation of the tenant farming system destroyed many work opportunities for blacks to have any work because many black agricultural workers did not have other job skills, they were highly unlikely to get employment elsewhere. Many black farmers could not obtain contracts for their crops.