Moving Beyond Jim Crow

Battling Jim Crow Imagery


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What do you see?

Jim Crow Laws, segregation, caricatures and violence all affected regular people. What do see? Do you see caricatures or real people?

The Battle Continues

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Although America is a more democratic society than it was during the Jim Crow period, imagery that depicts African Americans and other groups in derogatory ways is still pervasive. Indeed, many new caricatured images of African Americans have been produced in the 21st Century.

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A New Wave of Egalitarianism

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During the Jim Crow period, most of the imagery of African Americans was derogatory. In the 21st Century, positive images of blacks outnumber derogatory images.

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