Effects Of Segregation In The 1930s

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In the 1930s, only 12% of all live births were of blacks, only 17% of these births took place in a hospital. Times were hard for everyone, especially the blacks. Many could not afford to go to a hospital, and if they did, the quality of that hospital was normally not very good. That 12% were born into a society where they were the misfits, the rejects, the unwanted. They would always be looked down upon, segregated, and hurt with words and actions. The only reason for their extra pain was that they were black (Kennedy). Because of the racial discrimination, blacks were treated unfairly throughout the 1930s. Because of segregation, blacks were not able to have much of an education. In many places in the South segregation was allowed. These laws separated black children and white children into …show more content…
In a way, people did not want African Americans to succeed. The people from the South used terrorism to keep the blacks in their place. Things that the white people might have done were lynching, whipping, burning, and other kinds of violence. They tried to use black people as an example to others, they can’t succeed, so you can’t either. Jim Crow laws came into place around the early 1900s. This meant that it was actually a law that people were allowed to have segregated facilities. Whites became attached to these laws, and the strictness of them only became worse as the years passed. Things like drinking fountains, train seats, and bus seats were separate for the blacks. Back in the 1930s, we were considered a free and equal nation like today. Everyone was supposed to be treated the same, but the blacks were not. They were not even considered to be people. They were place outside of society, where everyone looked down upon them and considered them trash. It was hard from they to hold their heads up, and it made many of them want to move out of the South

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