|Letter: A different kind of Jim Crow|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
A new kind of Jim Crow
Editor: When growing up in Kentucky during the ’50s and ’60s, there was a hamburger joint several blocks up the street from our house. It was a treat to be sent there to bring home hamburgers with all the trimmings. As you entered the restaurant, there was a sign prominently displayed reading “Colored stand at grill.” It took a long time for me to understand that sign, and it wasn’t until I was in college that the full impact struck home: Jim Crow. Separate but equal was everywhere; officially sanctioned discrimination.
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