While I was watching the Bill Moyers interview with Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander I learned that our system treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent. I found it interesting that we have a criminal justice system that’s very wealth sensitive. I also learned that two thirds of the people in our state prison system are people of color. We incarcerate more people than any other country in the world. When I look at all of these facts I realize that America has an issue that we should all be concerned about. This interview meant a lot to me being a black male. Right now for black men in the United States, there’s a 32 percent chance you’re going to jail or prison. That right there does not make me feel comfortable every day I wake up. When I hear a statistic like that it only makes me work harder to prove that stat 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 a system of laws and policies. These laws and policies operate to lock up people of color and poor people of color who live…
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…
your young men shall see visions; Joel 2:28, by Jim Feeney, I Believe that women have equal right just as men to do God work . The spirit of God does not discriminate. first of all God is no respecter of persons
Women who have the spirit of God can be a Pastors Joel 2:28 ( the King James Visions ,page 1470)
Women who go to a Bible college to be pastor have the right .
If women are ordained to be a Pastor , they have to be. According to Pastor Jim Feeney PH.D.
A woman should learn in quietness…
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 New Caste System: 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…
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…
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…
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…