“Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world. He walks us on a tightrope from birth.
” said Rosa Parks. Jim Crow laws were the rules implemented in 1877 flowing into the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1890’s. These specific laws targeted racial segregation throughout the South of the United States. Though some agreed with Jim Crow an his beliefs towards racial separation, many did not. A few primary states which specifically enforced these laws were Alabama, Georgia and Texas.
The Jim Crow laws in Alabama were strict but not as strict as some. In Alabama, people of different color could not marry or there was a fine, but in Georgia they had to get approved to marry a different color. It is not right that each state has different laws they should all be the same.
If two people of different races were to get married in Alabama it is considered a crime, but in Georgia it is fine as long as they had permission. The Jim Crow laws should stay consistent through the states.Just like Alabama, Georgia has many Jim Crow Laws as well. Three specific laws which stand out are: The Board of Control shall see that proper and distinct apartments are arranged for said patients, so that in no case shall colored people and white persons be together, it shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person any marriage in violation of this section shall be void and no colored barber shall serve as a barber to white women or girls.
The first one involving apartments focuses on the fact that colored people and white people can not be put together. The next law proclaims that a white person and a colored person cannot marry. The third law explains that if there is a barber he can not tend to the haircutting needs of a white female. All three of these laws, as mentioned before, took place in Georgia. I feel as though the three laws were very rude and if I had to obey them I would be extremely upset.Texas, just like Alabama and Georgia, has many different Jim Crow laws that effect all aspects of society and everyday life. Some examples of these laws are: in 1935 a law was passed regarding health care, the law established a state tuberculosis sanatarium for blacks.
In 1949, regarding employment, a Jim Crow law was passed stating that coal mines were required to have separate washrooms. Finally in 1950, a law regarding public accommodations was passed. This law stated that separate facilities were required for white and black citizens in state parks. All three of these laws are very unjust. The law I most disagree with is the third one, this law states that in public state parks, separate washrooms are required for white and black people. Anywhere where the place is public, or open to “anyone” should not have laws in place to separate people of different races.
Twenty-nine Jim Crow laws were passed in Texas. The state enacted one anti-segregation law in 1871 barring separation of races on public carriers such as trains and busses but this law was repealed in 1889.Each state has their own different set of Jim crow laws, but they’re almost all relatively the same.
The Jim crow laws were set in place after the Civil War and when slavery ended. They were because most of the white people felt threatened so they separated black people from white people but still treated them like citizens. The laws were placed on everything some examples including: marriage, hospitalization, nursing, hair cuts, bathrooms, and buses. Each state had a different view on it for example in Alabama “Every employer of white or negro males shall provide for such white or negro males reasonably accessible and separate toilet facilities.” (Your Dictionary). Depending on wether you lived in a mainly democratic or republican state, your laws could be either really strict or not as strict.
No matter what the Jim Crow laws were not right they had just ended slavery and claimed that they were treating everyone equal, but still had extreme segregation all throughout the Southern states oppressing individuals just due to the color of their skin.