How did this racism begin?
New deal programs that were designed to stimulate the economy and provide for the country's poor from the stock market crash of 1929 started racism. The discriminatory local administration of these programs created racial inequality, Resulting in protest and unrest increasing racial tension.
African-Americans have been the focus of racism since the first English colonists settled Virginia.
News spread from propaganda and the media used in prejudice commercials and segregation
How were the victims treated during this time?
What are the Jim Crow laws? What did they do?
The Jim Crow laws were laws that segregated African American people from white people. These laws were named after a performance from the minstrel Thomas Rice, named "Jump Jim Crow". The term Jim Crow soon became strongly connected with the oppression of African Americans.
The Jim Crow laws were very strict and many involved the prohibition of actions involving white people.
Some Examples of the Jim Crow laws are:
- Never assert or even imply that a white person is lying.
- Never impute dishonorable intentions to a white person.
- Never suggest that a white person is from an inferior class.
- Never lay claim to, or overly demonstrate, superior knowledge or intelligence.
- Never curse a white person.
- Never laugh derisively at a white person.
- Never comment upon the appearance of a white female.