Black codes or laws that were enacted after the Civil War to oppress African Americans and prevent equality for people of color.
For the follow up.
Look at the website that explains the History of Racist Laws in America.
Pick one law listed on the website “History of Racist Laws in America” and summarize the law for your peers. Do not limit yourself to only laws against African Americans…any law that goes against an American’s right for equality has a dramatic effect on the society as a whole
The law I picked is marriage equality