Is government the cause or the cure for Jim Crow is a question of the week? Most discussion has focused on condemnation of Rand Paul at best reluctance to endorse the civil rights laws of the 1960’s.
The post below suggest that government was responsible for the salvery and its aftermath the civil right laws remedied. That’s a different perspective.
All in all though, I think that while government may have played a role in slavery, I think the evidence is that it was economically viable institution without government. In any case, the question may be would you favor the laws to remedy the aftermath of slavery, without raising a hypothetical of a world that hadn’t slavery, a world that didn’t exist in the early 1960’s.