Examples of Racism Experienced by Minorities in the North

The information found on this page should help those who live in Northern states to become aware that the treatment accorded minorities under de facto discrimination may not have been much better than  what members of minorities groups could expect living in the South under de jure segregation.

1.  Picture of Ku Klux Klan rally in Madison, WI during the 1920’s.   A reminder that there was support for ideas of the Klan in Northern states as well.

2.  How Oregon Was Founded as a Racist Utopia.   This link highlights th ehistory of the state of Oregon and its treatment of minorities.  this link details discrimination against Chinese, Ku Klux Klan rallies, signs in restaurants that said, “White Trade only”, not allowing black people to live in the state, etc…


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