Jim Crow


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Jim Crow

or jim crow  (jĭm′ krō′)
n.
The systematic practice of discriminating against and segregating black people, especially as practiced in the American South from the end of Reconstruction to the mid-1900s.
adj.
1. Upholding or practicing discrimination against and segregation of black people: Jim Crow laws; a Jim Crow town.
2. Reserved or set aside for a racial or ethnic group that is to be discriminated against: "I told them I wouldn't take a Jim Crow job" (Ralph Bunche).

[From obsolete Jim Crow, derogatory name for a black person, ultimately from the title of a 19th-century minstrel song.]

Jim′-Crow′ism (-krō′ĭz′əm) n.

jim crow

(ˈdʒɪm ˈkrəʊ)
n (often capitals)
1. (Sociology)
a. the policy or practice of segregating Black people
b. (as modifier): jim-crow laws.
2. (Sociology)
a. a derogatory term for a Black person
b. (as modifier): a jim-crow saloon.
3. (Tools) an implement for bending iron bars or rails
4. (Tools) a crowbar fitted with a claw
[C19: from Jim Crow, name of song used as the basis of an act by Thomas Rice (1808–60), American entertainer]
ˈjim-ˈcrowism n

Jim′ Crow′

(dʒɪm)
n.
(sometimes l.c.) a practice or policy of segregating or discriminating against blacks.
Also called Jim′ Crow′ism, jim′ crow′ism.
[1920–25; so called from the name of a song sung by Thomas Rice (1808–60) in a minstrel show]
Jim′-Crow′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jim Crow - barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites
ideological barrier - a barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies
2.jim crow - a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails
crowbar, pry, pry bar, wrecking bar - a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
Translations

Jim Crow

n (very offensive) (= black person)Nigger (very offensive), → Schwarze(r) m; (= discrimination)Rassendiskriminierung f attr law, policy(gegen Schwarze) diskriminierend; saloon etcfür Schwarze
References in classic literature ?
Jim Crow, moreover, was seen executing his world-renowned dance, in gingerbread.
And in what walk of life, or dance of life, does man ever get such stimulating applause as thunders about him, when, having danced his partner off her feet, and himself too, he finishes by leaping gloriously on the bar-counter, and calling for something to drink, with the chuckle of a million of counterfeit Jim Crows, in one inimitable sound!
To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South explores the changing food of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era, considering how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development of racial segregation in public eating places.
This event is part of Fitchburg State's 2014-15 Community Read of Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow.
Joe Feagin believes that the United States is the only Western nation "founded on 246 years of African-American slavery" followed by 90 years of racial segregation laws known as the Jim Crow laws.
How could a new Jim Crow system be implemented in our own lifetimes with scarcely a moment of public recognition?
Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status--much like their grandparents before them.
He was extremely active in the fight against the Jim Crow laws of his era.
The proximity of these African American and white men, who would otherwise be segregated from one another by the racial caste system of Jim Crow, was the source of anxiety and contention for those who found themselves part of the chain gang, as well as for those who heard their song.
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.
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.