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Jim Crow: Racism in the United States

Apartheid. The South African Mirror

Video presented at the exhibition Apartheid. The South African Mirror based on the African-American stereotype created by the vaudeville figure of Jim Crow: comedy with a hint of deformity or a degree of disability, clearly in keeping with the consensus of racial inferiority. The discriminatory laws aimed at African Americans—and all those classified as non-white—in force between 1876 and 1965 in the southern United States are known as the Jim Crow laws. In practice, they involved differentiation in school systems, and segregation in public and private spaces and collective facilities and services: trains, buses, hospitals, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, etc.

15 March 2007