Slavery: A Psychological Condition Of Whites

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Slavery is described as a psychological condition for whites especially because they try to make slavery seem righteous. His master quotes a passage from the Scripture, the holy writings in the Bible, that says, “He that knoweth his master’s will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes” (68). His master uses this quote as a justification for slavery. He trusts that if it is written in the Bible then it must be true that the whites are the ones meant to make it happen. The whites have confidence in their own opinion that they are superior to the blacks because the Bible said so. There is another man, Mr. Covey, who’s a poor white man that “fixes” the slaves by whipping them until they can barely let out their own name. Douglass
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