Racial Inequalities Of African American

900 WordsMay 6, 20154 Pages
African American has been facing racial inequalities for hundred of centuries now. Blacks were viewed as being less than human for a very long time, as they fought though the harsh years of slavery which began on American soil back in 1619 when the first African American slaves were brought to the colony of Jamestown, Virginia. These people were being starved, they little to no clothing, no shoes, they were ripped from their family, they were beating, many were killing and the women were often raped. Their children were working at very young ages they were all (men and women) uneducated and basically were under all circumstances they were to be kept that way. All that would slowly start to change after Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation in 1863. Or did it? Even after the emancipation proclamation and the 13th Amendment blacks were still considered to be nothing but a slave and they did not deserve to be considered equal to whites. They were set free with nothing no money, no shelter, and most of them had no family due to being split up during the slave trading process. The whites began to start taking huge lost in the labor force and had to do something quick for the slaves were able to take full advantage of being free American citizens and possible even try and get revenge over the plantation owners. These people were held prisoners for hundreds of years with no knowledge on survival as far as taking care of their health and being able to maintain it,
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