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The Jim Crow Laws

What were the Jim Crow laws? In your opinion, do these laws still have an impact today? Why or why not?

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1. What were the Jim Crow laws? In your opinion, do these laws still have an impact today? Why or why not?

The Jim Crow laws were enacted between 1877 and 1865. They were state and local laws in the United States. They mandated de jure segregation in all public facilities, with a "separate but equal" status for black Americans and members of other non-white racial groups (Jim Crow laws).

One definition of Jim Crow Laws is:

"Jim Crow laws were laws that imposed racial segregation. They existed mainly in the South and originated from the black codes that were enforced from 1865 to 1866 and from prewar segregation on railroad cars in northern cities. The laws sprouted up in the late nineteenth century after Reconstruction (1877) and lasted until the 1960s?(McElrath, 2009).

For example: "All passenger stations in this state operated by any motor transportation company shall have separate waiting rooms or space and separate ticket windows for the white ...

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This solution examines the Jim Crow laws, and if these laws still have an impact today, including why or why not. References in APA format. Supplemented with an article on the law, as well as examples.

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