African American Were Enslaved Over 200 Years Ago

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African American were enslaved over 200 years ago. During this time, blacks were not even considered to be humans. Their lives was not important to anyone, and they were not considered beautiful, or to have any beauty whatsoever. Beauty was only favored in white supremacy. During this time in the 18th and 19th century the black female slave began to get raped by their masters, producing mixed-raced children, who had lighter skin. Even though they were half white, they still didn’t receive the same luxurious treatment as other whites, but because of their skin, they were put above their darker skinned relatives. The darker skinned were forced to stay out in the field and work all day, while the light skinned slaves were promoted to house slaves (ABC News). This created the separation for African Americas. It is believed this idea to separate the slaves by their complexion came from a man named Willie Lynch and his ideas in the Willie Lynch letter. In his letter he explain that he had a plan to control all of the slaves, and that if you installed his method the correct way it will control African Americans for 300 years. His method was to separate all African Americans simply by their difference and make theirs differences seem bigger than they actually are. According to Lynch, his method was to separate “old black male vs. the young black male, and the young black male against the old black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin…
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