IAH assignment 14 - TylerLewis ProfessorAtabay IAH211C November5,2013 AnAbsenceofEquality To have Negro blood in the veins makes one unworthy of

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Tyler LewisProfessor AtabayIAH 211CNovember 5, 2013An Absence of Equality“To have Negro blood in the veins makes one unworthy of consideration, a social outcast, a leper, even in the church”(The Reason Why, chapter 3, paragraph 3). Ida Wells’The Reason Why illustrates the unfairness Negros were faced with in comparison to his white counterpart. More specifically, Wells talks about the discrepancies in the way Negros were treated in a flawed criminal system. Only twenty-three states out of a possible forty-four allow Negros and whites to get married. Every county in the state of Mississippi had a white majority in the voting system. White men were free to pass through “colored cars” of the train, however Negro women were forbidden from riding in the ladies and first class section. This unequal and horrid treatment of the Negro population was being enforced knowingly and willingly. Wells goes on in Chapter Two to explain the idea of the Convict Leasing System. The
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