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I need some assistance with these assignment. racism toward african americans Thank you in advance for the help!
I need some assistance with these assignment. racism toward african americans Thank you in advance for the help! Racism towards African Americans in the US is dangerous.
There was a time when to read and write was a crime for African Americans (slaves). Illiteracy and slavery were alternative beats of the same heart. To understand the history of racism in the US, one must read the article “Learning to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass who argues “Education and slavery were incompatible with each other”. (Douglass) He was born as a slave in 1818 in the darkest period of slavery in America and he did the impossible as he was an ambitious and strong-willed individual. He found his ways to read and write as he had realized that those were the important tools for achieving success in life for the African Americans. He was a rebel against the established procedures by the white society that suppressed the slaves by denying them the right to education. Thus, Douglass was ahead of his times. He tells about his grim experiences of life and the difficult process of achieving literacy. He grabs the attention of the readers by the force of his writings and he emerges as a credible and trustworthy author and his message to the people of America is simple and straightforward. Racism towards African Americans in the US is dangerous and the African Americans should challenge racism by educating themselves to occupy the important positions of decision-making in administrative departments and politics. Douglas writes “The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers. I could regard them in no other light than a band of successful robbers, who had left their homes, and gone to Africa, and stolen us from our homes. and in a strange land reduced us to slavery. I loathed them as being the meanest as well as the wicked of men.”(Douglass) Life history of Douglass is in fact the synopsis of the history of racism in the US.