I've noted down Depression, Jim crow laws, KKK so far. do you know any other main problems?
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Civil rights - main problems facing black americans during 1930s? watch
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- 21-10-2017 16:55
- 21-10-2017 17:36
Also don't forget (though this happened across racial lines during The Great Depression) that there were the bank failures and closings of Black banks, the Department of Agriculture was out front and center in illegal and racially discriminatory land grabs, the economic disparities and economic and environmental discrimination issues were there, educational discrimination(the facilities and funding were very nearly always separate and absolutely NOT equal)-because see, its not enough to just say Jim Crow-without understanding, whether it was in the South, The North-or anywhere in the U.S., these barriers and laws, were part of the institution of racial discrimination that affected a person trying to buy insurance (where when the claim for casualty loss was made-the insurance company which had been taking the premiums could simply deny coverage, knowing that any lawsuit in a court of law against them, because of racial discrimination, would not be successful), the impact was in education-equal taxation-yet the taxes were going to projects largely only benefiting non-Blacks, racially restrictive covenants in buying homes, all throughout the country, racial discrimination-even when hired, in the rates of pay, inability for promotion, when there were unions, not being allowed to join...so no strata or area of life was not affected, and in listing out those details, then it becomes more than just Jim Crow-a word that many people do not fully grasp in terms of the totality of ramifications. There was no relief from the police-who were often the persecutors and killers-there was not the ability to go into a court of law and receive equal justice, enforcement of contracts, etc.