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Jim Crow

noun as in color bar

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noun as in color line

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This mass incarceration is destroying the Black community -- it is, as Michelle Alexander writes, the New Jim Crow.

Thus, during Jim Crow, black men were routinely hanged, castrated, and lynched for alleged sexual assaults against white women.

Each working in its own way was essential to ending Jim Crow in the South.

Slowly, still falteringly but inexorably, Jim Crow justice was disappearing in the South.

America has obviously made tremendous progress since the days of Jim Crow, Bull Connor, and voter intimidation at the polls.

She has about as much intention of eloping with him as a little girl might have of eloping with a pasteboard Jim Crow.

If you were to have a frank explanation with her, Blanche would very soon throw Jim Crow out of the window.

Then—quick as a wink—there was another loud noise, just like that day when Jim Crow fell in the cornfield.

From the Jim Crow a drowsy porcupine trundled away bristling.

No air was ever at the same time so silly and so successful as "Jim Crow."


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