How did the Jim Crow laws influence people's views of minorities?

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Jim Crow laws affected how people viewed minorities, especially African-Americans. The Jim Crow laws were aimed at segregating the races. They were designed to keep African-Americans and whites apart.

As a result of the Jim Crow laws, segregation existed in many public places throughout the South. For example, schools were...

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Jim Crow laws affected how people viewed minorities, especially African-Americans. The Jim Crow laws were aimed at segregating the races. They were designed to keep African-Americans and whites apart.

As a result of the Jim Crow laws, segregation existed in many public places throughout the South. For example, schools were segregated, modes of transportation were segregated, and drinking fountains and bathrooms were segregated. These laws perpetuated the belief of white superiority. The facilities that were set aside for African-Americans were usually inferior to the same facilities for whites. Many white southerners believed the African-Americans were inferior and deserved to have inferior facilities than the whites had. These laws also fueled white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan. They believed they were protecting the white race. These groups believed their actions toward African-Americans were justified.

The Jim Crow laws perpetuated the negative feelings and negative attitudes that many southerners had about African-Americans.

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