jim crow laws

Jim Crow Laws - HISTORY

Jim Crow laws were a collection of state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation. Named after an insulting song lyric regarding African Americans, the laws—which existed for about ...

What Is the Origin of the Term “Jim Crow”? | Britannica.com

From the end of Reconstruction until the 1960s, racial segregation in the American South was enforced with so-called Jim Crow laws—but who was Jim Crow?

About - The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more ...

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ...

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander will pick up your everyday white liberal guilt, tie it in knots, and leave you wondering how you could have ever been so simple-minded as to think colorblindness was benign, let alone desirable. While the “War on Drugs,” hopped up on federal funds and confiscated property, is systematically exploiting ...