During the 1700s, Africans shipped to American were enslaved to serve whites and to work on rice and sugar plantations. Africans were mostly in the south, having to deal with the racial segregation of the southern state, passing laws to separate people based on color. As Senator Barack Obama said, “In the late fifties and early sixties, a time when segregation was still the law of the land and opportunity was systematically constricted” (Obama, 2008). Actually, 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” (262). Allowing slaves to be thought about/believed as 3/5 of a person, “Let the compromising expedient of the constitution be mutually adopted which regards them as inhabitants, but as debased by servitude below the equal ...
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...ast isn 't dead and buried”. He continued, “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 is 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 remain alive. Also, the difference between the minority and greatest will continue to affect racial minorities group 's ability to take part in the US system, past, present and future.
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