Jim Crow Reaction Paper

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Rommel Domulot
10/18/12

I was shocked watching the movie on how Whites treated Blacks like trash, it was very unpleasant to watch. Since 1865 president Lincoln abolished slavery and then a little decade ago they still continue to enslave the Blacks. It was like just a dream for now, but still a terrible nightmare. Also about the movie, I was confuesd on the Ku Klux Klan; they have a cross to symbolize God and somehow burn it, is it a bad thing or good? Anyway to see them doing that just terrible, I'm not a religious person but to those people somehow represents hatred to God and it's not very good to burn a cross. Also the ironic part about it is KKK goes to churches to worship God and somehow burn crosses, which I'm really confused on. After abolishing slavery the Blacks wanted to own land, but when Lincoln was assassinated, newly elected president Andrew Jackson said he was against freeing the slaves. Well it looks like abolishing slavery didn't happen when he was president and all the Black that were freed are slaves again. This doesn't seem very fair at all, Jackson is racist when it comes to Black people, he said that the country, USA, is only for the White race meaning own land, property, food, everything that the Black wanted all taken away. This was very unfair to the Blacks, and I was very upset that the changes happen after Lincoln died. When another guy name Oliver Howard, a christian general, who wanted to help out the Blacks to get some land, they gathered in the church for how they can stop slavery from Jackson and the Whites. So one White person is somehow with the Blacks to help out getting the Black's land. It was so nice of him to do that.

My whole reaction to the video was suprised, a lot of irony and disrespect from person to person. Is this is how we have to live on forever just being enemies, is not good at all. The movie overall is good just that I was terrifed on all that history the Black people went through and...
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