Loeb/Sanitation Strike: 1st Paragraph

In the late 1960s, the Southern mindset was still, of course, deeply rooted in white paternalism, white supremacy, segregation, and an obstinate "truculence toward new ideas from outside." Though it was nearly fourteen years after the Brown decision (and despite the promise of a decade that featured landmark civil rights legislation), the legacy of racial segregation, or Jim Crow, continued to cripple African-Americans in the South economically, socially, academically, in housing and in voting.