Jim Crow Response Paper Until this day I thought “Jim crow” were just the Jim Crow laws. Just a simple set aside laws during the segregation era. Watching this documentary again today made me realize some many other things I would have never understood during this period of time. Even though I came into the sense of what was going on in that time, I know that I would never fully understand and recreate the image of what was happening to slaves. In the Jim Crow Museum one of the topics that was raised is whites using black people as a laughing stock. Black people were seen as stupid and heartless people that whites used to laugh on. Black people were there entertainment, just like we use our phones and TV’s as an entertainment tools, black people were used as entertainment tools by the white. Through out the whole America blacks were look upon, not just in the slavery industry but also in the amusement industry. Making somebody work for you can be understandable to a certain point maybe because your lazy or your simply not capable of working. However, when you use that same person to laugh at by making them feel stupid and worthless it definitely has huge affect on the person. In the documentary it addresses that “black people started painting themselves blacker just for the comedy of it”. That to me means a lot. It takes a lot of criticism and brainwashing for you to make fun of yourself and see yourself how others see you. White people have figured out that controlling the next generation was a very powerful weapon; therefore, the fastest and easiest way to do that is of course manipulate the younger kids. So they made TV shows and cartoons to raise the next generation racist and hateful toward blacks. That is how it affected the popular culture.
The documentary goes on about how blacks were treated in different areas of…
wrong. I am just tired of hearing the racial stereotypes that can make people lose hope. The interview means to me that we have to build a new movement that ends mass incarceration and the history of racial caste in America.
After reading The New Jim Crow I learned that a new system of racial control has taken over the United States. I also learned that people of color are targeted at a young age for minor offenses. In the United States today we have a new racial caste system, meaning that we have…
November 27, 2012
CP English 11-A
Jim Crow Laws and Affects
Throughout History America hasn’t always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We’ve had our share of trouble, problems, racism, and jealousy just like any other country. People haven’t always been given an equal shot or a guaranteed chance of success. Jim Crow Laws are certainly a prime example of these reasonings and in my opinion I feel as if trying to hide or cover up these laws like they…
AP Language and Composition
08 May 2014
Jim Crow, Ch. 4-5
1. People that are convicted of committing a felony have several rights taken away. Naturally, these rights mostly deal with political liberties. For instance, the convicted individuals are not given the ability to vote or the right to a jury. These consequences stem from the U.S. Constitution; it states that all individuals have the right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Because…
The Strange Career of Jim Crow Book Review
In this fervently detailed book, C. Vann Woodward uses the press to express the rapid growth in sentiment of African-Americans catalyzed by the Jim Crow laws. He alludes to an 1898 editorial in the Charleston News and Courier which states, “If there must be Jim Crow cars on the railroads, there should be Jim crow cars on the street railways. Also on all passenger boats...If there are Jim Crow cars, moreover, there should be Jim Crow waiting saloons at all…
Mass Incarceration of African Americans
In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander expresses her main argument as being that the foundation of Jim Crow has not ended, but has been justified through the context of the United States’ criminal justice system. Alexander claims that African Americans who are labeled as criminals allow for the old ways of discrimination to legally continue. The New Jim Crow system that has been redesigned in America leaves a lot of people with criminal…
How did Jim Crow laws make the US an unjust nation?
Separate but equal.. yeah right. Jim Crow laws were laws that segregated blacks
and whites in american society. Blacks and whites were not integrated in really any
social situation. Jim Crow laws preached that all facilities were to be separate but equal
this was hardly the case. Jim Crow laws made the US an unjust nation by separating
people by race which is wrong in its own right but also white facilities were always
extremely superior to black facilities…
1. A Jim Crow is the former practice of segregating black people in the U.S. There can be different point of views for different people. Southern whites who lived in the discrimination era of African Americans propose gruesomely different memories to those of African Americans. More mature whites tend to remember segregation as a nonthreatening social structure (“Whites Remember Jim Crow”). The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States endorsed between 1876 and 1965. Jim Crow…
The Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow Laws
What I Know
What I Want to Know
What I Learned
Narrator Reliability: The narrator’s ability to present the “real” story with an unbiased view.
Can be trusted by the reader, although the reader may not agree with the narrator
Is honest even if the telling of the story is offensive or unpleasant
Understands the plot
Provides events that may actually happen for any particular occurrence
Cannot be trusted…
as long as they were “equal.” Jim Crow laws, which also separated blacks from whites, came about from using this idea of “separate but equal.” In conclusion, this is one event that restricted African Americans from being equal to white people.
Another custom that came about was Jim Crow. The name Jim Crow is often used to describe segregation laws to separate blacks from whites. Jim Crow was also the name of a racial caste system in the South. Under the Jim Crow system, African Americans became…