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|Did the whites of the south suddenly decide one day to begin the systematic suppression of the black folk who lived among them or was something else at work here? If reconstruction was a bad thing and most say it was, is it not possible that Jim Crow came into being as a direct of the abuses whites endured during reconstruction. If that is the case, is it possible that many of the racial turmoil our country has experienced for the past 100 years or so be tied to reconstruction? That turmoil had done as much as anything to hold down or back the south....I am not trying to construct an Animal House hearing here and no one is on double secret probation..
I believe things happen in a continuium and can see direct casue and effect from reconstruction to today. I certainly am not being an apologist for the south or whining about inequities.