The Role Of Social Inequality In Frederick Douglass

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On July 5, 1852, a former slave and an abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, gave a speech known as, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?, to an audience of religious, middle class women. His speech was about the hope of influencing an audience to end slavery because it was an inhumane action, for everyone to be equal and to end inequality among humans. Even though slavery eventually becomes abolished, the social inequality between the human race does not and still has not been achieved, yet acknowledged well enough.
Frederick Douglass had several goals and one of them was to end social inequality. He wanted the people not only as a whole in race but in social class and opportunity in class to rise. In Frederick Douglass’s speech, he informs the
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Social inequality is the unequal treatment between the people in salary or jobs. Social inequality is a social system in which there is “often unfair treatment directed against certain individuals or social groups” (khan academy). People today treat others differently depending on their financial status, their job status, and education status. Some people with a higher status can be arrogant, or demanding others that are lower than them. They may also belittle others because of their status and this type of treatment is a factor to social inequality. Racial inequality is another goal that has not yet been met. This inequality also accounts for the unfair treatment based on someone's race and color. Racial inequality is the belief that someone's race “accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others” (thoughtco). Many people today believe that someone's race makes them different, and the treatment they get by others is unfair. The victims of racial inequality may go through racial slurs, foul facial expressions, belittlement, and much

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