This led to them taking out their frustration on the black population.
These laws reinforced racial segregation as the white population refused to mix with the black population, again undermining the prominent black populace.
This increased the sense of white dominance and sexual racism among the Southern people.
Moreover, this racial discrimination also deviates into the form of the sexual dehumanisation of individuals of other racial identities.
Sharing the basic premise, originating from the 'taboo' nature of interracial relations, individuals of other racial groups are classified as forbidden sexual objects; the result of a racial fetish.
The famous case of Emmett Till who was lynched at the age of fourteen for supposedly whistling at a white women shows the prominence of white male anxiety in the 1950s.
When the Jim Crow laws were eventually overturned, it took years for the court to resolve the numerous acts of discrimination.This sexualised reductionism is, concurrently, a form of sexual racism.This section focuses on the US as research on sexual racism in the USA is the most prevalent in the available literature, this does not mean it does not exist elsewhere.Uncontrollable lust threatened the purity of the nation, which increased white anxiety about interracial sex.This can be described through Montesquieu's climatic theory in his book the Spirit of the Laws, which explains how people from different climates have different temperaments, "The inhabitants of warm countries are, like old men, timorous; the people in cold countries are, like young men, brave." This idea stemmed from the first encounters between European men and African women.The Reconstruction Era following the Civil War started to disassemble traditional aspects of Southern society.