150 years of mistreatment
written by: Madison Bufkin
Slavery in America
Slavery began in Europe when Africans were kidnapped, taken on ships and sold Into slavery. These people were used as slaves in the U.S. and the "high" class people were to buy these men, women, and children. Many people thought this was barbaric and misproductive, but then they saw how much work was getting done and they decided to get slaves of their own. In America, slaves were treated very poorly by most, they would be beaten, whipped, burned, rapped, and even killed for not following their "master's" rules.
These slaves were living in very poor conditions such as: very little food ,water , and medicine. many of the slaves died of sickness or being beaten to death. Some slaves were lucky and were able to escape, but if they were caught they would be beaten or worse killed by gun. when people learned that slaves were escaping they got worried as if the slaves were dangerous.
After one-hundred years of slavery there were to be fifty more years of discrimination. Africans were allowed in certain places with a sign saying "colors only." Then the racism slowed, now it is coming out in different forms like with not only African's but with the natives, homosexuals, christens, and mentally handicapped. Today in our economy it isn't "right" to be these type of people and people try to hard to hide it or completely disown that that they are apart of these "type" of people. now don't get me wrong these people have been mistreated for hundreds of years, but the Africans were in a more violent version of racism. So I decided that just cause someone is or acts in a way you don't like dosnt mean they don't matter. because one day that person might just grow up and become presedent or some millionaire.