A court case that discriminated against the black community was the Plessy V. Ferguson case where an African American boy bought a first class ticket and sat in a white-only cabin. He was then arrested because he refused to move to the black-only cabin. This case was brought to court and the judge ruled that segregation was allowed because it was "separate but equal". This is the founding for all of the segregation in America. As we all know, this was not the case. Most of the black facilities were in very poor condition and most importantly, the schools were in shambles. Getting educated is one of the most important things a person can do to be successful in life. The black schools were so bad that most black people did not attend and the people who did intend received almost no education what so ever. Therefore, the blank people had almost no chance to succeed in life.
Economic Effects of Jim Crow
Because of the jobs that were available to blacks people during Jim Crow, many black communities suffered under the harsh living conditions that Jim Crow caused.
During the Great Depression, an event that happened Jim Crow, African American people could not have "city" jobs because those jobs were only meant for white people and blacks people could only have jobs when every white man had a job. This took a toll on the African American communities because they were out of work for a number of years. This meant that they could not provide for their families during this difficult time which put African American communities even farther into poverty and despair.
After the Great Depression, blacks people could still not get jobs which meant that they couldn't pay their rent. Because of this, many black people resorted to sharecropping. This means that the black people work for the white owner and in return that blacks people get free rent. These sharecropping jobs were often very dangerous and they paid very little. The blacks people could get free rent, but they weren't payed enough money to buy other amenities.
Lastly, most African American people during the Great Depression did not have an education. This me want that most African Americans could only get low paying jobs that required physical labor because it was the only job a aisle for people with little to no education. Most of the jobs that required were jobs that paid almost no money. These jobs helped people living in African American communities a little bit, but the pay from that job could not support a family.