Still Breathing! Study Shows Jim Crow Policies Are Still Alive

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A new report by the Center of Social Inclusion shows that Jim Crow still exists today in the job market.

The report titled, From Jim Crow Jobs to Employment Equity, reveals many startling statistics.

In the market, six of the seven occupations with the highest salaries are overrepresented by whites, while conversely, three of the six lowest-paid occupations are disproportionately represented by people of color, says the report. Additionally, one in six Blacks and one in eight Latinos are jobless, compared to one in 12 whites.

Formally in effect from 1876 to 1965, Jim Crow laws introduced and supported the segregation of races and subsequently classes. The system relegated Black Americans to second-class citizenship and segregated their participation in social, civil and economic life, in addition to opportunities for education.

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