A similarity between Lynch and Woodson’s idea is that they talk about the idea of a system that is keeping African Americans from advancing forward. Lynch talks about breaking a slave to control them to be more efficient and more obedient. In Lynch’s inhumane system, he would take the meanest and most restless looking negro and strip him in front of the female and the child. Then he would tar and feather him and break him down psychologically. After that, this is where the whipping comes in. After breaking down the meanest looking one, the next target is the females. In Lynch’s letter, he explained the importance of the female slaves and that they are the most important asset that can reproduce and help the slave owner break the child when the child comes to age. With the broken female slave, she would ed...
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...s no place for Blacks because they were not educated on economic science which stems from the mis-education. However, these afflictions are not as prevalent in our current society. African Americans are able to attain equal education today. However, African American courses are only offered through colleges because the educational system is still Eurocentric. For religion and business, there has been a lot of improvement too. The church is no longer the only institution that the Black community owns and the first Black female millionaire is Sarah Breedlove Walker. Things has improved a lot since Willie Lynch and Woodson G. Carter’s time, but there are still some afflictions that exist today like racism in the South leading to police killings. There still exist many problems in the Black community, but the real question is how can individuals contribute to this cause?
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