Slavery Dbq

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The following are 3 significant pieces of evidence I believe contributed to systems of oppression and privilege. 1. Slavery Historically we have been a highly racialized society. Slavery played a big role in the hierarchy made up of different races. As we learned Africa Americans were always finding themselves at the bottom. I think slavery greatly influenced the social construct of race. 2. Inferior/Immigrants Working Low Pay Jobs In history, we typically see African Americans and Mexicans working low paying jobs, such as in factories or mining. When Immigrants from Europe came to America (e.g. Italians & Romanians) they too, took low paying jobs. I think that during this time of segregating immigrants and inferior races into low paying

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