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The Disadvantages That Black Americans Faced In The Early 1950’s

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The Disadvantages that Black Americans Faced in the Early 1950’s

The early 1950’s was a time in American history when
negro-Americans were discriminated against by the white authorities.
They were discriminated againstin the following ways;

Negro-Americans were given a poor quality education, they had to
attend separate schools to the white children, as one of the crow laws
stated that black and white children must be segregated and must not
attend the same schools as each other. The schools for negro children
did not receive the same financial help that white schools did , this
resulted in a lack of facilities and resources. Black teachers were
not allowed to work in Schools for White children. In schools for
black children classes were overcrowded as there was not an adequate
number of schools to cater for the black population, their schools
were under funded by the state government, so it was under the states
discresion how much money should be spent on negro schools, there were
no actual laws set by government. Black teachers were not as
qualified as white teachers, as Black people didn’t have as good
standard of education as white People. This affected Black peoples
lives as they did not have the qualifications they needed to have a
good career. Many of the black people could only manage to get low
paid basic manual jobs which resulted in a depression-like condition
for the black population in America.

Linda brown was an innocent target of the crows laws unjustified
racism because of the nature of her skin, Linda Brown was forced to
walk a long distance to catch a bus that took her to a school even
farther away. She was not allowed to attend the elementary school that
was only a few blocks from her home. Only white children could attend
that school, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured
People (NAACP) became involved with Linda’s case and found 13 families
from 4 different states who agreed to help fight segregation. The plan
was for each family to try to sign its...

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