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Racism in the 1930s

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Mrs. Bs Class

on 7 March 2011

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Transcript of Racism in the 1930s

Racism in the 1930s Life was hard in the 1930s and people were looking for something to blame, so they blamed people that were different from themselves on both sides. In 1935, a big event struck the southern African American community. Nine African American boys from Alabama were accused of raping white women. People from all over the world gathered around to watch the trials take place. Some white people even began to support the nine boys. Finally, years later, all eight of the boys had been let out of jail and one escaped. No matter what time period, racism is wrong. segragation was on buses in schools even in parks Racism was a big part of the southern lifestyle during the 1930’s. Slaves were still being used at that time; especially for all the farming plantations. Most of all southerners were White Supremecists. The Jim Crow Laws, which were present in the 1930's, did not allow African Americans in places such as parks, resturaunts, hospitals, schools,and barbershops; they couldn't even walk on the same sidewalk as a white person, or drink from the same fountain. The Scottsboro Boys African Americans were often the poorest members of communities, their neighborhood schools suffered from their inability to raise funds for teacher salaries and maintenance. African Americans were also unrepresented on most school boards and hence were unable to push for better funding for their schools. The average expenditure per pupil per year was eighty dollars; for African American students the average was fifteen. Nationally, more than 25 percent of all students were black, but they received only 12 percent of all education revenues and only 3 percent of funds budgeted for school transportation.
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