Segregation, Discrimination And Isolation

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How have African-Americans worked to End Segregation, Discrimination, and Isolation to Attain Equality and Civil Rights? Harriett Walker HIS204: American History Since 1865 Kimberly Hornback July 22, 2012 How have African-Americans worked to End Segregation, Discrimination, and Isolation to Attain Equality and Civil Rights? The separation or isolation of a race, class, or ethnic group by enforced or voluntary residence in a restricted area, by barriers to social intercourse, by separate educational facilities, or by other discriminatory means is a definition of segregation. One effect of segregation is racial prejudice. The effects of racial prejudice and segregation aimed at African Americans in the south on their lives…show more content…
By the turn of the century, segregation was firmly in place, there was competition between the races and diminishing African American to second class citizens. Mays of the jobs that were available went to the whites and blacks that had skills or a profession they was generally used to serve black clients. African American they were barred from serving on juror duties and they got a much stronger punishment than the whites for the same crime. As the Jim Crow law made things harder to change so did social norms. Those living in the south always addressed white southerners as mister, miss, and ma’am even those who had no social norms. The white southerners addressed black southerners by their first names or they called them sister or boy, no matter how old they were or by their profession. If any African American stepped out of line they risked violence. Violence came in the form of being tarred and feathered, whipped and beaten, and many were lynched. These victims to these horrible things were almost always African American. After the Reconstruction there was still a lot of tension between the blacks and white reconstruction failed for many reasons. The sad fact remains that the ideals of reconstruction was most clearly defeated by the deep seated racism that permeated American life. Racism was why the white south so unrelentingly did not want reconstruction. Racism was the reason why northerners had little interest in black’s right except as a means to protect the union or to safeguard the republic. It was also the reason that they were willing to do away with reconstruction and with it the welfare of African American. Congress might of have passed a constitutional amendment that did away with slavery, it could not over turn the social habits of two centuries. The United States is home to people of almost every
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