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Jim Crow

noun [U]  /ˈdʒɪm ˈkroʊ/ us  
the US laws and customs that kept black people apart from white people and prevented them from having the opportunities available to white people from the 1800s to the 1960s
Translations of “Jim Crow”
in Chinese (Traditional) (美國對黑人的)種族歧視,種族隔離…
in Chinese (Simplified) (美国对黑人的)种族歧视,种族隔离…
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