Jim Crow

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Jim Crow

or jim crow  (jĭm′ krō′)
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.
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.
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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
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Jim′ Crow′

(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.
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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
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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
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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!
Sarah Haley, No Mercy Here: Gender; Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)
In Michelle Alexander's seminal work, The New Jim Crow, she tells the story of Jarvious Cotton, a Black man disenfranchised by our criminal justice system: "Cotton's family tree tells the story of several generations of Black men who were denied the most basic freedom that democracy promises ...
The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism.
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich., has received a powerful collection of artwork by noted photographer David Levinthal valued at more than $2,000,000.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Gardendale, Alabama, which has an 88 percent white population, has made moves to secede in order to form a school that is mostly attended by white children, and is, in turn, reviving the monumental 63-year-old Jim Crow era anti-segregation laws.
BEHIND THE VEIL is a digital collection documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South.
Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice
The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland is an anthology of scholarly essays by learned authors discussing racial and gender oppression in the American heartland during the twentieth century.
Synopsis: A proper understanding of race relations in this country must include a solid knowledge of Jim Crow in terms of how it emerged, what it was like, how it ended, and its impact on the culture.
In the segregated South, the often times contradictory nature of middle-class expectations for young black girls to be respectable and wholesome and the realities of Jim Crow era assumptions that they were inherently impure created a challenging environment that had important consequences for their conceptions of themselves and the world.