By Ieisha Banks
“It comes back to him, one image after another, how Jim Crow had a way of turning everyone against one another, not just white against black or landed against lowly, but poor against poorer and black against black for an extra scrap of privilege” (48). —Isabel Wilkerson
Even after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and black people were supposedly granted freedom, Jim Crow Laws came into play, thereby breathing life into the notion of enslavement once again. However, this time around, the idea of enslavement did not hold the same physical perimeters it once did but took a more deadly hold inside the minds of blacks everywhere.
Based on the reading from The Warmth of Other Suns, what’s one way that black people were kept enslaved? How so?
The Warmth of Other Suns