ended the Jim Crow laws replaced slavery and as a result black workers in

Ended the jim crow laws replaced slavery and as a

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ended, the Jim Crow laws replaced slavery and as a result, “black workers in general relegated to joblessness or menial, low-paid work, mainly as field workers and domestics”(Walton & Smith 297). People may have the misconception that once slavery ended, their class division has also ended. This isn’t true. The Jim Crow laws allowed the separation to exist because some white supremacists didn’t like the fact that slaves aren’t slaves anymore. They still want to maintain power over African Americans. According to the example above, Jim Crow not only separated whites and blacks, but it also separated the types of jobs that can do. Most African Americans were only allowed to do “lower-class,” hard and low paid jobs, while on the other hand, whites
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were usually the ones who had the “middle-upper- class,” less-laborious, well-paid jobs. This ties back to the unit’s focus because the Jim Crow was the white supremacists’ purposeful way to suppress African-American mobilization and enhance their white supremacists' power over blacks. This problem continued until the “Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed and affirmative
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