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Prejudice 1930’s Kristen Abberley, Ben Wood, Brian Sutton, and Paige Gasparino
Definitions Prejudice- an unreasonable feeling formed without knowledge regarding a racial, religious, or national group Consequences of prejudice are: Discrimination- making a distinction against or in favor of someone based on race, religion, and class Segregation- to separate, in this case of race or beliefs Definitions Prejudice- an unreasonable feeling formed without knowledge regarding a racial, religious, or national group Consequences of prejudice are: Discrimination- making a distinction against or in favor of someone based on race, religion, and class Segregation- to separate, in this case of race or beliefs
14 th Amendment Section 1 of the amendment mainly relates to prejudice: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Accusation January 1, 1923 in Rosewood; Fannie Taylor said a black man came in to her house and assaulted her while her husband was at work. A search was sent out for the black assaulter. Police interrogated a black man named Sam Carter who claimed to of drive the suspect in his horse and wagon. The men found now evidence of the fugitive in the wagon, so they tortured Carter and hung him. This happened 4 more times Rosewood became a town of dead black men White police would come into the town and peoples houses and completely abuse and steal from them. Became more than a rape case
African Americans in the North During the Great Depression it was very difficult for most people to find jobs, and people would do anything to get one. Women dressed up as men Most wealthy white men wanted all the African Americans fired to provide more job opportunities for themselves. They thought the African Americans were invading “their” land.
"They tell us That our skin is black But our hearts are white We tell them That their skin is white But their hearts are black“ -Una Marson
Great Depression vs. Prejudice Effected every group of Americans although no “group” was harder hit than African Americans 1932 more than ½ blacks out of work Lynching's declined to 8 (1932) and surged to 28 (1933) Blacks liked Roosevelt Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, stating that all persons, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin, would be allowed to participate fully in the defense of the United States.
Poems Dream Variations by Langston Hughes To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me-- That is my dream! To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! Whirl! Whirl! Till the quick day is done. Rest at pale evening... A tall, slim tree... Night coming tenderly Black like me. My People by Langston Hughes The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people. The stars are beautiful, So the eyes of my people. Beautiful, also, is the sun. Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people