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.

This led to them taking out their frustration on the black population.

This radical reconstruction of the South was deeply unpopular and slowly unravelled leading to the introduction of the Jim Crow laws.

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.

It is the discrimination between potential sexual or romantic partners on the basis of perceived racial identity.

However, not everyone agrees that this should be classified as racism, some argue that distinguishing among partners on the basis of perceived race is not racism at all but a justifiable personal preference.

The Ku Klux Klan then formed in 1867, which led to violence and terrorism targeting the black population.

There was a rise in lynch mob violence where many black men were accused of rape.

The Reconstruction Era following the Civil War started to disassemble traditional aspects of Southern society.