I think Jim Crow was pretty much like Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. He did remarkable things, and questioned everything. I don't think my Dad named our 'Jim Crow' after these 'Jim Crow' Laws. I think it was more that 'Crow' doesn't sound as scary as 'Rook'. A Crow is a bit smaller. Still a shiny black corvid. Jim kind of flew under the 'radar' keeping his beak out of the Rooks way.
Anyway I looked up what 'Jim Crow' Laws were. I am shocked to say the least. It just seems more and more depressing, that no-one knows what is really happening. That although slavery has been abolished in a legal ownership of another person, that it is now done by owning someone's life by putting them in debt.
So many societies are going to become like this. A poverty trap that means a very small minority 'owns' the rights to another person. Their home and ability to become educated and get work. This doesn't seem to be only a racial discrimination any longer, although this is still very obvious. The method of de-structuring the populus is right across the board. Everyone is suffering whether they can see it or not.
It won't matter what your ethnic background is if you are caught in a debt trap. Why do politicians and those who have the power to effect change, seem not to realise this is the stuff of revolutions? That there comes a time when people can't be contained, and the sheer numbers of disaffected people will always bring instability.
This was the most relevent modern look at what seems to be happening.