Racism's prevelance from WWI to the 1960s was apparent due to many facotrs such as, the segregation of blacks and whites, the cruel and often times violent mistreatment towards blacks, along with the need and push for equal rights. These facotrs indicate racism's evident presence within American society during this time period.
The segregation of blacks and whites is the most prominent of these facotrs in showing racism's existance during this period. Segregation separated blacks and whites in every aspect of society thus promonting an even more racist atmosphere in American life. From schools, to the military, to public places and property such as resturants, restrooms, buses and even water fountains. Racism very controled every day life. No more than twenty percent of blacks attended schools with whites in the majority of southern states until 1964. Even when blacks and whites were together in schools during this time, the two were highly separated. There was also a significant difference in the condition and funding of black and white schools. White schools were flourished with quality books and equipment while black schools had almost nothing making them very uncomfortable and diffcult to thrive in. Segregation also took place in the armed forces where black and white military officers were to be serparated at all times. Courtosey was acceptable among the two races, but eating together, seeking to meet and talk together outside of military service and even shaking hands was unheard of and very inapprpriate. Whites were also limited to how much they could commend black officers and soldiers. Especially when around whites. Good graditudes and services were to only be recognized moderatly and strictly within the truth. Blacks and whites were also segregated within every day activities. The two races could not go through the same entrances, sip from the same foundtains, or sit in the same areas of a restarant or bus together. Only whites could sit at...
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