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What was life like as an African American in 1930's America?

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Isaac Travers-Hucker

on 8 August 2014

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Ku Klux Klan
Views and Values
For thousands of years, people of different races, religions and sexualities have been prosecuted and labeled as minorities because they did not share the same attributes as the person them self. People who were not the same were considered and treated as less than human, sometimes even below animals. A particular instance of this terrible morality is the way African Americans were perceived in the 1930's. White Americans viewed African Americans as second class citizens and even as tools, something the white man could use to get a job. The priority of things was always White people before African Americans. Over thousands of years of empathetic evolution and still horrible things were being completed. The morality of the average white American in the 1930's was terrible in reference to African Americans.
Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow Laws were a set of systems between the 1870's to 1860's that detailed how African American's were to be considered second class citizens and were even less than human. This system was often worshiped fervently as an ideology to many that were eager to demoralize any that were different to them. After the civil war ended in 1865, many southern states in the United States felt it necessary to relive the racism and discrimination of the past. The Jim Crow laws were established, listing the abhorrent ways African Americans had to be isolated and pushed away from society. Segregation was the main idea behind the Jim Crow laws, with the typical white population not wanting to associate themselves with African Americans. Some of the laws that African Americans were forced to follow were never to show superior intellect in front of a white person, never to accuse a white person of deceit and never to laugh mockingly at a person who is white. This horrendous system was abolished with the civil rights act of 1964, but not before many people were verbally abused, beaten and killed for who they were.
Segregation was a practice that originated in ---- America it first emerged in the south but soon became common practice throughout America. Segregation was very prominent in the colonial period in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries then all the way still to the 1930's. then slavery came about what race you were african americans did not go to north America the African Americans were brought to north Americans by slave trades.
The Ku Klux Klan is one of the most infamous discrimination groups, rivaling the Nazi party. The Ku Klux Klan's main beliefs are that of white superiority at all costs. This goal is reached either by killings and violence or at a political level. When the KKK was first formed in 1866 in the south, it only had a small following, but only after a few short years, this disgusting group had extended its dirty claws all across the southern nations. The real atrocities of this white supremacy establishment were during the 1930's with lynchings and violence of African Americans. With the economy crashing and burning around America, narrow minded individuals chose to find a scapegoat and blame it all on someone else. White supremacist groups flocked to give unnecessary violence to African Americans, blaming them for something they had no control over.
Why would we succumb to racism?
America arguably has one of the most diverse and interesting histories on the planet. Everyone across the world recognizes America as the central hub for freedom and equality, but it was not always so. For 200 years, the predominant way of life was to oppress and disenfranchise others who were different. A particular incident of this deeply seeded racism is in the 1930's. These roots of discrimination that were founded with the arrival of the English flourished in the 1930's, with many horrendous actions being committed and praised for their ferocity.
What was life like as an African American in 1930's America?
By Will Pile, John Bertucci and Isaac Travers-Hucker
In modern day times, the reason most people become racist is because they were raised around it. They're parents were discriminative and they're parents were racist. It is a horrible chain that is very hard to break. With people being born into a racist family, they are slowly molded it that lifestyle themselves. As for how it originated, people fear what they do not understand, so a person of a different race would be threatening towards another. It is a despicable act but sadly it is still happening and in some cases socially acceptable.
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