White Supremacy In The South

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Post-Slavery South, the Redemption of Southern States, and the Rise of White Supremacy
White supremacy is an ideology that stems from the belief and premise, which advocates and puts white persons at a higher ranking compared to individuals from other racial and ethnical background. According to the ideology, white people are believed to possess superior traits, features, attributes, and characteristics, which gives them the authority to control non-white people in all spheres; economically, socially, and politically. In 1888 Henry Woodfin Grady, an orator and journalist asserted "the supremacy of the white race of the South must be maintained forever, and the domination of the negro race resisted at all points and at all hazards, because
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The 17th Century revolution at Virginia by the white servants and blacks was the birth of white supremacy in the United States of America. The white elites designed a framework of racial classification by ensuring that after completion of servitude both the whites and blacks were rewarded (Fredrickson, 101). Whereas blacks were rewarded by being made permanent slaves, the whites were given guns and parcels of land. The Jim Crow laws that emphasized on segregation were very evident during this period. The laws were pivotal in furthering white supremacy practices. Some of the white supremacy practices included separate schools for the whites and blacks, different means of transport, no voting rights for blacks, low wages for blacks, and exposure to poor health …show more content…
She revolted against the Jim Crow laws at all costs. Brown is remembered for having said that she has no problem ‘separating’ herself from the whites, but she cannot allow being ‘segregated.’ Brown used her ingenious character to get the support of influential whites to propel her racial strategies. Although many people perceive her as an educator who founded Palmer Memorial Institute, she was more than that. Brown was a critic of racial prejudices, a protector of her race, and a reformer. Her life and career exposes the complex nature of Jim Crow age and offers the realities of the actions that were used to separate races during those years. She is known to have said "bringing the two races together under the highest cultural environment that will increase race pride, mutual respect, confidence, sympathetic understanding, and interracial goodwill." (Silcox-Jarrett,

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