All this was created to prevent African Americans from voting Another important

All this was created to prevent african americans

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read to vote, background check for arrests and secret ballots to confuse people. All this was created to prevent African Americans from voting. Another important thing is that from 1880 up until the 1960’s 3,500 southern blacks were victims of racial vigilantes, mainly by the Klansmen who would beat up, rape or kill African Americans. According to the reading, this victimization was made because of the collective insecurity of defeated white men, who tried to reaffirm their superiority. Even after passing of the 14 th amendment, Supreme Court passed Jim Crow laws that segregated blacks in Southern States. Southern states claimed that Jim Crow laws made blacks separate from whites but equal, this 1
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Jamshidov way they did not break the 14 th amendment. But later in 1945, W.E.B. Du Bois explored the inequities that fifty years of separate but equal legislation had created in Atlanta schools and found that there were one school for every 855 white children and one for every 2,040 black children, the government had invested twice more in white schools than they did in black schools and whites attended school twice as longer as black students did. At the end it was not equal. I agree with the author’s points mainly because it talks about the truth and exposing the reality of the constitution. The way constitution says one thing and the government does another thing, but as the time goes by government is following the constitution as it meant to be followed. The new thing that I learned from this reading is that a lot of African Americans were victims of white men after the abolition of slavery, many black women got raped and some were killed until the Civil Rights Acts was enacted. 2
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