According to The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database about “10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage, disembarking in North America, the Caribbean and South America.” When slaves arrived to the United States everything that they knew prior to their arrival was changed, decreed wrong, and slaves were reprimanded if they called themselves their original names, spoke in their native languages, or anything else that was not of the New World. Slave masters taught the slaves what they needed to know and nothing else because they thought that “black literacy would prove a threat to the slavery system—which relied ...
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... write without there being consequences. When the opportunity did come along for African Americans to become educated and schools were created for them and by them, there have still being hurdles for them with chances of schools losing accreditation, and financial support for students. Policies, laws, and initiatives must really become priorities to help African Americans to ensure that they are allowed to succeed and achieve the same goals and lives as everyone else. Making sure there are able, understanding, and qualified teachers teaching students is also very important. Teachers play such a big role in the lives of students and helping them to succeed not primary and secondary school, but also continuing their journey’s into places of higher learning. This is a problem that can be fixed as long as we are serious about true equality and opportunities for everyone.
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