Noughts have always lived in England. At some point the Crosses moved to England and kept Noughts as slaves, believing then to be inferior. They were eventually freed but still hated by most crosses
Noughts and Crosses Edit
In the Noughts and Crosses series, the first book, Noughts and Crosses, is in the time when Noughts had just started being accepted into Cross schools. In Knife Edge, the second book, nothing had changed but in the last two books, Checkmate and Double Cross, noughts are treated better and have more opportunities but it is still clear that the two races are not equal. Also, in these two books mixed race people are much more common and it is not a scandle for a Nought and a Cross to be friends. Near the end of Double Cross the equal rights bill is passed making Noughts and Crosses technically equal although it will probably be a long time before peoples attitudes change.
Nought rights Edit
Noughts and Crosses did not have the same rights. Noughts could be punished more severely for crimes, were given worse jobs and were never in positions of power. If a Nought was killed or attacked then it would matter less to the police than if it was a Cross. Nought's are often poor, never get to go to good schools and live in tiny households. But once in a while, a nought made it into life, and was allowed to be succesful. Crosses on the other hand nearly always lived in huge houses, and were allowed better jobs.
There were many peaceful protests for nought rights, but one group, called the Liberation Militia, were terroists, killing and maiming innocents in a desperate attempt to force the government to make noughts and crosses equal. This caused some Crosses to think all Noughts are terroists which didn't help their cause. The L.M. claimed that they wanted Noughts to have equal rights but many members hated crosses in general, and thought that Crosses should all be killed and that Noughts should be in charge. These hard core members refused to believe that any Crosses were supportive of Nought rights and distrusted them all.
Towards the end of Double Cross the equal rights bill is passed, finally treating the two races the same and giving them equal chances in life.