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Jim Crow Laws

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The enforcement of segregation Jim Crow Laws Class Activity Examples of Jim Crow Laws. Connection to the Essential Question. The Jim Crow Laws definitely relate to the essential question “How are prejudices formed?” Prejudices are often formed based on biased feelings about one’s culture, race, background or gender. This happens because of people’s lack of knowledge and reason to one’s culture, race, background or gender. You will each receive a post-it with a race written on it. Put it on your forehead without seeing which race you got. Then, go around the classroom and ask questions to other people about your race. With their answers, you must find out who you are. -A black male could not shake hands with a white male because it meant racial equality. If a black male offered any part of his body to a white female, that would be considered rape.
-Whites did not eat with blacks, if they ate together there would have to be some kind of partition between them.
-Blacks were not allowed to show public affection, it offended white people.
-Schools for white children and black children were separated.
-If a black male offered a cigarette for a white women, that would be considered a gesture of intimacy.
IMPORTANT: THE QUESTIONS MAY NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH SKIN COLOR AND MAY NOT RELATE TO ANY STEREOTYPE REGARDING YOUR ETHNICITY!!! Reflection 1. What did you learn from this activity?

2. What was harder: to answer someone's question or to guess who you were from the other person's description?

3. How does this relate to the Jim Crow laws? Ever since 1619 when 20 African American men were captured to work as slaves in the colony of Jamestown, until the end of the civil rights movement, prejudice had been on African Americans in the United States. At one time period, after the Civil War, after slavery was abolished, the Jim Crow Laws were introduced as part of the Reconstruction Period of the United States. The Jim Crow laws were any law that enforced segregation in the South. For example in Alabama all bus companies in the state need to contain separate waiting areas and separate ticket windows for whites and ‘colored’ people. It took decades and a lot of protests to overcome these prejudices. Black people had been fighting for equality and rights until the Civil Rights Act in 1964. By Luiza Villela, Pedro Schweizer, Nick Kalavritinos, Jose Gabriel Bernardes, Diana Rosario, Etur Odelap, and Antonio Franco How do the Jim Crow Laws relate to empathy? Segregation is the division between whites and blacks. For example, there were bathrooms that were only for whites and others just for blacks, the same thing applied with the schools. If you look at it differently, you can say that the whites felt empathy towards blacks because in a certain way they gave blacks separate but equal rights. What were the Jim Crow laws? The implementation of segregation from 1880s into the 1960s, enforced by a majority of American states was entitled “The Jim Crow Laws”, the state local norms ratified racial segregation that arose after the reconstruction. The term “Jim Crow” came from a white actor, called Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice, as he played a black man in a theatrical play. Rice portrayed African descendants as foolish dancing creatures who were inferior to whites and were solely useful to entertain the colorless audience. Therefore, the term Jim Crow was rapidly popularized and adopted as a disrespectful synonym to blacks, not as offensive as “nigger”, but equally oppressing. Not long after, “The Jim Crow laws” emerged, jeopardizing all the civil rights granted and acquired by the African descendants throughout the history.
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