Jim crow laws

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Before beginning this statement, let me present a sample of the laws Jim crow laws which started in the American life, in 1876:
"Any marriage between a white person and a personNegro or between a white person and a person of ancestry Negro in the fourth generation was forbidden."

"Schools for white children and for children Negros were separated. "

"It was illegal tohave blacks and whites in any restaurant or other food establishments if it there weren’t separate rooms for each races. The rooms were to be effectively separated by a full partition extending of thefloor upward at a minimal distance of seven feet and a separate entry was to be planned."

"The blacks and negro prisoners were to be held in separate areas of the prisons"

“A Black male could notoffer his hand (to shake hands) with a White male because it implied being socially equal. Obviously, a Black male could not offer his hand or any other part of his body to a White woman, because herisked being accused of rape.”

“Blacks were not allowed to show public affection toward one another in public, especially kissing, because it offended Whites.”

“Whites did not use courtesytitles of respect when referring to Blacks, for example, Mr., Mrs., Miss., Sir, or Ma'am. Instead, Blacks were called by their first names. Blacks had to use courtesy titles when referring to Whites, andwere not allowed to call them by their first names.”

During a conversion between a white and a black person, according to Stetson Kennedy, author of Jim Crow Guide, the blacks owed applied theserules:

1. Never assert or even intimate that a White person is lying.
2. Never impute dishonorable intentions to a White person.
3. Never suggest that a White person is from an inferior class.
4.Never lay claim to, or overly demonstrate, superior knowledge or intelligence.
5. Never curse a White person.
6. Never laugh derisively at a White person.
7. Never comment upon the appearance...
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