The Jim Crow Er A Savage And Brutal Duration Essay

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The Jim Crow era was a savage and brutal duration in American history that revealed how African-Americans were viewed in the eyes of the white southerners. Throughout the late 1870s and the early 1900s white southerners prioritized their views and power to enforce racial oppression with the use of multiple methods. The use of lynch mobs focused to instill terror into the hearts of the African-American population not only to secure fear of the white population, but to also forfeit their faith in the justice system. Harassment of white supremacy induced the African-Americans to lose the little power that they had to make change with the use of voter registration barriers that generated a political system that was dominated by white Democrats. Likewise social obstruction caused by the constraint of legalized segregation and exploited labor was used to breakdown the black population in hope that they would collapse on themselves and in doing so would surrender or run away from the white South. The justice system of the South was in favor of the white population and discriminated the African-American population to the point of the justification of lynch mobs. Lynch mobs were a justified group that emerged from the ““unwritten law” that justifies them in putting human beings to death without complaint under oath, without trial by jury, without opportunity to make defense, and without right of appeal” (Course Reader 21). White southerners took the law into their own hands and…

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