Improving Race Relations in America
Slavery in America
Slaves in America were treated poorly.The slaves get a few hours of off every day.They also woke up to the sound of a large bell.The plantation owners usually patrolled by horse on a semiweekly basis during the growing and off season but a daily basis during planting and harvest.They worked pretty much the whole day and if the owners where nice they wouldn't get beaten which usually wasn't true.Slaves were punished by whipping,shackling,hanging,beating,burning,mutilation,branding,and imprisonment.They weren't allowed to go to school and most of them weren't allowed to go to church either.They were encouraged to marry and have children.If they were caught trying to escape they were punished severely by their owners or sold further south.
It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.In 1831, William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator,a weekly paper that supports the complete abolition of slavery.Also in 1846 David Wilmot from Pennsylvania,attempts to ban slavery in territory gained by in the Mexican War.In 1849 Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective leaders of the Underground Railroad.John Brown and 21 followers capture the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry,VA in an attempt to launch a slave revolt.
Slaves picked cotton almost all day,with only a few hours off.
Slave overseers watch the slaves picking cotton during planting season and sometimes during harvest season.
Slaves slept in poorly made beds made of string and wood.
My Plan to Improve Race Relations
The legacy of slavery has contributed to these racial tensions.It is so difficult to forget supporting slavery today because a couple of the Americans today think that slaves will try to get revenge on them if their ancestors are slaves.Also a lot of people think that how they will get revenge is through violence and using guns.People also think that since the bad black people get into so many crimes such as rape,robbery,murder,and more crimes.They automatically think that that's because of slavery.Maybe its because they don't get good jobs cause we are still remembering slavery and they need to get enough money to live and support their family.
The one idea I have to improve race relations is to create a tv show.It will be on every Saturday night at 10:00 PM-11:00 PM.The host will be Nick Cannon and there will be a new comic every week.Also I will have Stephen A.Smith as the person who answers questions about slavery.He also argue if people want to argue he will argue.The first comic Ill have will be Kevin Hart who will really make you laugh.The name of the show will be Fixing Slavery in an Hour and it will be on NBC.