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Describe the disadvantages that Black Americans faced in the early 1950s

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Describe the disadvantages that Black Americans faced in the early 1950s The Black Americans faced quite a lot of disadvantages in the early1950's. The Black Americans faced these disadvantages just because of there colour. One of the many disadvantages that the black Americans faced was not being able to vote. This disadvantage lead to blacks not being able to vote because intimidation of one kind or another prevented most black people in the south from registering to vote. This may have resulted in that blacks couldn't vote therefore they didn't get who they wanted to become an MP, and they had to pass a test to vote or to become MP but they had poor education. ...read more.

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Jim Crow was a white comedian who made blacks look stupid. The blacks were segregated in lots of things, for example jobs, schools, public toilets, public parks and transport. This led to the whites getting all good seats on buses because the blacks got told to sit on the back of the buses. As a result to this if the buses were full the blacks would have to give their seat up for the white people and get off if it was really crowded. Black Americans jobs were worse than whites because they were jobs that o one wanted to do and they were poorly paid jobs. ...read more.

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This led to them getting poorly paid jobs as a result of this they ended up living in poor housing, such as slum neighbourhoods and as a consequence of this there would be a high risk of crime. Economically blacks faced many disadvantages because the black Americans was not getting as much money as white people. This led to them not being able to buy nice house so most of the blacks ended up in slum neighbourhoods. So whites got more money than blacks. Here is evidence to support my statement on the income of what blacks got and what whites got. In 1950 blacks got $3,828 and whites got $7,057. Coursework 27th January 05 page 1 By Kirsty Barnard ...read more.

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