i have to do a project about racism in america in the 1930's
Back in the thirties there was racism, people would take their Studebakers to the beach and race them back and forth until the crowd got board and went home, then a winner was picked and called the "racist". This became known as Nascar.
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LOL, 100% on your project!
Enjoy it. I'm sure you'll do well.
eh, i hope so, but i have this annoying kid who's really smart in my group.
How's the project going so far?
well, we're done (groups) and we have to do the presentation today, but i need to get a ride to school. (but not right now because i have something due in 1st period. lol
That's an interesting topic. Racism has it's own sort of ebb and flow. I know everyone thinks of Southern racism, but it'd be interesting to do a study on racism in the North. The immigration influxes in the North have produced significant periods of racism/ethnocentrism, that (in my opinion) rival or surpass that in the South. I'd say my northern relatives are as (or more) ethnocentric (but in a different way) than my southern relatives.
There's always going to be a few ignorant jerks out there, but in my (southern) experience, spikes in racism (amoung otherwise good people) occur in relation to crime and periods of endangered "states rights". When crime rates amoung minorities spike, so does racism. When the government (particularly Federal) involves itself in race relations, the antipathy (towards the government) is passed on to the minority itself, which is really unfair.
My great-great grandfather witnessed the seperation of a slave family at auction when he was a child. He told his daughter (my great grandmother) to always be kind and respectful towards black folks. She was, and always called them Sir and Ma'am. But by the 50's, governmental intervention caused a great deal of hard feelings on the part of my family. They still treated INDIVIDUAL blacks as individuals, with respect and dignity. But as a group/movement, there was little toleration for (African Americans)those seen as involved in bringing Federal intervention in private matters. My families history was not bound up in plantation-style slavery, but was also not interested in being told what to do/think by outsiders.
In the 30's, much of my family (devastated by reconstruction and the depression) were sharecroppers. In this position, they shared a great deal of empathy for honest, hard working black folks who were basically in the same boat.
I can only speak from my experience, and my family history, but I'd say racism may have actually been at a low point in the 30's, having spiked during "Reconstruction" and once again during forced integration.
I have to clean out the hen-house.
. Can't help you with the 30s, but I remember the 60s and 70s (well, part of the 70s).
Thanks for the heads up.
Sounds like fun! And definitely random.
You have fun with that.