Analysis Of America The Beautiful

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The 18th and 19th Century Negros learned to survive by living in a sociological world fueled by their imagination as they experienced an vast amount of abuse by the slave masters. By learning to live within this community, designed for them by the slave masters, they were subject to deep emotional traumas that created a cycle of oppression and terror. It prohibited them from learning to read and write. As a result, this forced the slaves to live within the social confines and forced them into a societal role of being inferior to the slaves masters. White society promoted that the purpose for slaves was for economic wealth only and they did not desire to be treated as human beings.
In the 21st Century, the attack on the African-Americans
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This America with all its splendor as expressed in the song America the Beautiful. It is a place where people are living the life the Fathers of the Declaration of Independence declared before God . It declared that all men are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights. These rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This narrative was problematic for the Negro who was only familiar with a life of pain, poverty, dehumanization, degradation, and physical abuse. Sociological imagination was the method of survival for the eighteen century Negro. This treatment impacted the Negros’ life psychologically and emotionally. As Martin Luther King stated in his speech entitled, "The Other America is a tragedy of the Negros who find himself living in a life of a triple ghetto of race, a ghetto of poverty, a life of human ghetto". On the other hand this life is contrary to the Declaration of Independence that declared Negros rights are unalienable, their rights cannot be taken away, nor can they be given up. At the same time the white culture continue to inflict the war of control over the Negros by converting a system designed to protecting them to one used to hold them in bondage. This bondage was not physical slavery but mental
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