Will America Become Racial-Diverse?
How we are changing America's ways of racial diversity.
Slavery in America.
In America, slaves were treated badly. Working more than ten hours a day and beaten if caught being inactive or a nuisance. Slaves were punished by having their ears removed, branded, whipped, beaten by clubs, or getting foot cut off. Slaves were not allowed become educated. The White folk wanted them cut off from society. They can marry and have children because plantation owners wanted future slaves.
It took until 1865 to abolish slavery in America. The thirtieth amendment states " Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States". In 1776, The Declaration of Independence was signed but did not end slavery. In 1787, the U.S Constitution was adopted and was a "Great Compromise" of America between Northern and Southern states that declared a slave was 3/5 of a man. in 1846, Fredric Douglas's narrative is published. Fredric was born in to slavery in 1818 and escaped. His Narrative called "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave". In 1861, the Civil War started after a dispute in Kansas known as "Bleeding Kansas". Forward to the year of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
Is There a Racial problem in America?
America's Racial Problem
One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War and the thirteenth amendment, tensions are still high. Racial groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Black Panthers do not assist the problem to be resolved, but, make it worse. we will never be able to forget our dark history. It does not work that way. We have to learn about the Civil War is to prevent another war. The Civil War is equal to World War II, hence, the Germans had death camps. We should never forget the Civil War.
My idea to help resolve the Race relations problem in America is to build a statue in every major city in America. The statue will include a free slave and an Union Soldier freeing him. The State will have engraved "Donec omnis homo est liber, omnes servi sumus" or in English, Until every man is free, we are all slaves. The statue will be made of bronze and have a golden American flag pedestal. The statue will be names "Free as a star" and be 33.1 feet tall. The flag pole will be 13. 1 feet tall and the Soldier will be 17.76 feet tall. It will be placed at a park. In Cleveland, it will be placed at the African-American Heritage gardens. We will have the Presidents name etched in the bronze. This will prove that this generation will become Racial Diverse.