To improve Race relations

Ciera Rapaszky

Slavery in America.

Slavery began when European merchants started the Triangular Trade. The Triangular Trade was a system in which slaves, crops, and manufactures were traded between Africa, the Caribbean, and the American colonies. Slave ships were large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves. Slavery was needed in the new world because the new world wanted to grow the Sugar, Tobacco, Cocoa, Coffee and Cotton that people in Europe would pay very high prices for. So many more slaves where in the Southern part of our country because The South needed slaves as a source of manpower. Due to the climate conditions, there were larger plantations, more crops, and much longer growing seasons.

Slaves in America were treated poorly.

Slaves in america where treated poorly

A typical day of a slave is a very rough day. They only get fed once or twice a day, they get to sleep in an old hut that was made for them with ripped and dirty blankets, they got to pick cotton all day, they only got a couple of hours of sleep every night. When slaves did not do as they were told and disobeyed the masters orders their punishment would be to get whipped in the back. Slaves were not allowed to go to school, to have kids, to marry someone, or to attend church. If the salves got caught running away they would get whipped, or hung as their punishment. The slaves had very harsh punishments in their life. If the parents had kids they could have been separated from one another.

The one idea i have to improve relations in America is to have a new law. That new law would make African Americans feel equal to the whites. The law would have anyone arrested if they have discriminate any blacks. I would have a museum of all the African Americans that have accomplished a lot in their life, like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Obama, and any other black has made the world come to a change. I would have people who discriminate blacks to go a club in the community called "Racial Discrimination ends now!." I could have an education program from African Americans who are having to listen to so many racial comments towards them because of their race. A lot could be done about racism int his world. People just don't see how much they can hurt someone by their words that come out of their mouths.

My plan to improve Race Relations.

There are still racial tensions in America today. Some people think that the police have some racial tensions because they arrest African Americans, some police tackle them, some hurt them. Some kids in school tend to discriminate African American, some kids are not taught to treat others the same as you, some are raised in a home where they get what they want and they treat others in a terrible form. Jobs on the other hand, jobs have some owners or managers who are racist to blacks. If they do not like Africa Americans they wouldn't hire one.

The legacy of slavery has contributed to these racial tensions. It is so difficult to forget our country's history of supporting slavery because we were so cruel and so viscous to the African Americans. We whites where so rude and abusive to the black race, for some blacks its hard to forget about how they could have been treated. If slavery did not stop, im sure whites would have been ten times more cruel to blacks then they where in the past.

The one idea I have to improve race relations in America is to have classes for people who have some problems accepting that the blacks and whites are now equal to each other. I would have them take long classes, even though we may not be able to change their opinions on the African Americans it is still worth a shot. We could have a community gathering every once in a while to gather the blacks and whites. If people go to these classes as a punishment they might realize that the blacks have done nothing wrong for us not to like them for their skin. The class would show people how bad they are treating the different color people. The class would as questions about their feelings towards them, and why they have so much hatred in them self's to take it out on African Americans.
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