The Color White Slavery In America

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In the year 1619, the first blacks were brought by force to serve the white colonists of Jamestown, Virginia. As historian Winthrop Jordan noted, what struck the English most about Africans was their color. In the English mind, the color black was viewed with a variety of negative images. “The color white, on the other hand, signified purity, innocence, and goodness” (Takaki 51-52). Slaves were held in chains, they were frequently beaten and whipped by their captors. The slaves were not treated like human beings, they were treated like animals! Slaves were brought in one at a time and stood on a chair to be nudged, jabbed, inspected, and then sold to the highest bidder. Slaves had to work throughout the day under the hot sun and were whipped

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