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Slavery Misconceptions

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Ideologies, social patterns, social structures or cultural customs influences an individual’s perception of history. History is used as a building block for upcoming generations, thus making it difficult to accept differences among societies.
In order to differentiate between the good or bad difference we must examine the period in which certain practices were in play. Charon provides an excellent example. She states “Racism did not precede or cause slavery; it is clear from the historical record that it was the existence of slavery that influenced the development of racism. Slavery was developed for economic gain, not because one group was seen to be inferior” (Charon, 2013, p. 138). The misconception that racism is the cause for slavery,
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