Sharecropping In African American Society

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Imagine living as an African American male and not accounted for being “a citizen” or “a person,” where voting was prohibited, where violence occurred in broad daylight, and where black males were accused of being rapists. African American male continued to be in slavery, even after “slavery” was supposedly gone, from the concept of sharecropping; sharecropping is where black farmers are loaning farming equipment from the whites. However, sharecropping caused more problems because black farmers were in debt with the whites due to the outrageous interest of borrowing equipment. African Americans had no equal rights, having to do certain types of jobs, getting paid less, eating in certain areas without other white men present. For the younger …show more content…
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