Separate But Not Equal: The impact of Jim Crow Laws Analytical Essay

Separate But Not Equal: The impact of Jim Crow Laws
Presents an overview of the Jim Crow laws and a look at how they impacted society.
# 153817 | 784 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2014 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights)

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This paper explains what the Jim Crow laws were and describes and analyzes their impact on society. Included with the paper is information on the history of the laws and quotes from MalcomX and Melba Beals. The paper concludes that over time, progress has slowly lead to the decease of economic marginalization among many minorities, although there are still more barriers to break down.

From the Paper:

"The journey to gain economic equality would be a long and arduous one. All aspects of equality would be needed to increase economic opportunities. The task to participate fully in society was chronicled by Hollis Stabler in his autobiography, No One Ever Asked Me. Even his bravery and medals couldn't shield him from the bigotry during his time fighting for America during WWII. In his riveting speech Malcolm X advocated spending their money in their own communities as a way to increase economic equity for all African Americans. Hiring Jackie Robinson finally challenged African Americans' employment discrimination and available equal opportunities in 1947 when the Brooklyn Dodgers defied the MLB's exclusion of black players. His success opened the door to allowing African Americans in the MLB and eventually ended the Negro leagues (Foner 968-969). In his book of WWII memoirs No One Ever Asked Me, Hollis Stabler talks about the discrimination from whites to Native Americans in the army. Stabler discusses how his mother pushed to bring him home and even met with Senator Clyde Reed and Congressman Arthur Caffen in order to get Hollis home, however it didn't work, largely because he was a minority (Stabler 97)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beals, Melba (1995). Warriors Don't Cry. New York, New York: Washington Square Press.
  • Foner, Eric (2008). Give Me Liberty! An American History. New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Stabler, Hollis (2008). No One Ever Asked Me. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.
  • X, Malcolm. "By Any Means Necessary" (April 2010) Web. 30 October 2011.

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