Although it was only enforced in the Confederate South it effected a huge amount of the African American population in America. The law was set up to segregate the blacks from the whites however keeping things 'equal'. This meant there were separate public facilities provided for the African Americans. They were usually inferior in quality to the facilities provided for the white Americans. The Jim Crow laws actually succeeded The Black Codes which did not feature the fact that equality was important and should be given to the African Americans.
Family members are supposed to be nice to each other. They aren't supposed to bully or be mean to each other. Doodle's brother, from James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis," does not follow this family standard. A lot of readers say that he was a good brother but the truth is that he was not. He was arrogant and ungenerous to Doodle and only did things for himself.
They were the minority and were not treated with respect as a whole from its community. African Americans were relegated to menial jobs as porters, ditch – diggers, servants, shoe shine boys and the like. Hate groups against the Negroid’s inflicted beatings and lynching’s while public officials looked the other way. African Americans were also segregated from the mostly Caucasian population. They had to attend poorly equipped schools.
Slavery was a topic and an issue between the North and South for many years. Many people in the North felt that slavery was immoral. People in the South felt that slavery was not only right but it was necessary. Slaves were treated very inferior. They often lived in small cabins regardless of how many there were.
Before Jim Crow, black people were receiving more rights then they had ever had in America. Jim Crow seemed to only be a setback for blacks. One damaging effect that Jim Crow had on the community was that it had a detrimental effect on the education of children, especially of those who lived in the south. The government completely neglected the educational needs of black children. Black schools consisted of poorly trained teachers, lack of supplies, and poorly constructed schools.
The Ewells were poor, dirty, and very rude people, whose family is known all throughout Maycomb. What is interesting is that, when Tom is being questioned, they ask him why he helped Mayella when she asked him. His answer was that he felt bad for her. Even though both classes, black and poor are discriminated against, it is still unjust for a black person to feel bad for anyone, because blacks were the lowest in class at the time. The Cunninghams were people that were not necessarily discriminated against, just misunderstood.
in the South and even in the North the African American population was still struggling. Life for an African American in the Union wasn’t what the black people that lived there thought it would be. They still were discriminated against when it came to getting a job, an education, and even the simplest things like buying things. Most African Americans in the north were formally slaves that had been freed or run from their masters in the south. Very few had an education or even knew how to read or write.
American Slavery To think that the institution of American Slavery was a good-natured and acceptable act is beyond belief. On the other hand, it has been said that slavery is what made America what it is today. Slavery is a system, which people are treated with no respect and are forced to do hard labor(civilwar). Majority of slaves were African-Americans and many of the children and women were still forced to do harsh labor. When northern America was taken over by the Europeans, there was a shortage of labor.
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.
America has a dark history of slavery, but after 1863 vassalage was abolished. Even so this did not stop the racism; unjust treatments and racial segregation was still a part of every colored man’s life. It was still legal to treat African Americans as if they were worth less. In public places blacks were separated from whites in that the black areas were in much worse conditions than the white’s. Sidewalks where no blacks could walk, seats on the busses where they couldn’t sit, and toilets where only whites could go,