During the 1700s, Africans shipped to America were enslaved to serve whites and to work on rice and sugar plantations (Greenberg 2012, 40-43). The term “slavery” was never discussed until 1808, “It were doubtless to be wished, that the power of prohibiting the importation of slaves had not been postponed until the year 1808, or rather that it had been suffered to have immediate operation” (Rossiter 2003, 262). The three-fifths clause of the United States Constitution allows slaves to be contemplated as 3/5ths of a person. The Federalist Papers ((Rossiter, 2003) states, “Let the compromising expedient of the constitution be mutually adopted which regards them as inhabitants, but as debased by servitude below the equal level of free inhabitants; which regards the slave as...
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...petuated, “it isn 't even past. We do not need to repeat the history of racial injustice in this country. But we do need to remind ourselves that so many of the disparities that exist in the African-American community today can be directly traced to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery and Jim Crow” (Obama, 2008). Inequality treatment of racial minorities in our present society, whether it be economic policy, equality in the justice system, as Senator Obama expressed, there would always be a separation between black and white attitudes as long society’s memory of racial inequalities stay alive (Obama,2008). Also, the differences between the racial minority and majority group will continue to affect racial minorities group 's ability to take participate in the US system, past, present and future.
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