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Crow, Jim

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jim crow

[′jim ′krō]
(design engineering)
A device with a heavy buttress screw thread used for bending rails by hand.
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Jim Crow

Negro stereotype popularized by 19th-century minstrel shows. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 138]
See: Bigotry
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Haley starts No Mercy Here with a chapter dedicated to the cultural and institutional forces that constructed Black women as not fully gendered within Jim Crow binaries of manhood and womanhood.
Felon disenfranchisement attempts to revitalize some of the key components of Jim Crow. Bernie Sanders has come out with a comprehensive plan to combat this: ending cash bail, eliminating private prisons, legalizing/decriminalizing marijuana, and granting voting rights to felons and ex-felons.
"David Levinthal's provocative Blackface photographic prints belong in the Jim Crow Museum, a public space that daily critiques demeaning and debilitating stereotypes of African-Americans," adds Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.
This has evoked concern from activists who fear US President Donald Trump administration may overturn the 63-year-old effort to erase Jim Crow laws.
This event is part of Fitchburg State's 2014-15 Community Read of Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow.'' Additional support is provided by the Eliane Tonkin Memorial Fund.
Synthesizing from existing scholarship, the author of this book argues for the centrality of national politics in understanding the evolution of race relations between the advent of immediate abolitionism in the 1830s and the advent of Jim Crow laws in the 1880s.
Although the use of illegal drugs by white people is equal to or higher than that among blacks, the disparity in incarceration rates goes to the heart of the new Jim Crow. Unequal law enforcement efforts concentrated in black neighborhoods, unequal arrest rates, unequal legal charges, unequal legal representation, unequal plea bargaining, unequal sentencing and unequal judicial review have filled America's prisons with millions of young black men.
If we consider what Siobhan Somerville terms "The Queer Career of Jim Crow" (39), segregation appears as much a structured intimacy *as, a structured separation.
Higginbotham celebrates our significant American achievements in race relations as he invites readers to notice the myriad ways the "ghosts" of slavery and Jim Crow continue to haunt every facet of life.
Neo-Segregadon Narradves: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights
* Jim Crow was originally a blackface character invented around 1828 by a white minstrel-show performer.
Smethurst identifies "the African American roots of modernism" with the establishment of the Jim Crow system of segregation, beginning with the "separate but equal" system of the South and continuing with the segregation of urban space throughout the U.