The United States Of America Essay

1326 Words Nov 6th, 2014 null Page
The United States of America has this document called the Constitution where it clearly states that all men are created equal. There is one problem, the document was created on September 17, 1787, and slavery did not end until January 1, 1863. The wording in the Constitution found in Article I, Section 2 use to have a line that read, “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” Means that anyone else was considered less of a man. My point is this country have suffered race inequalities since its creation. Michael Brown’s assignation in Ferguson, Mo, Travon Martin, in Sanford, FL, and James Whitehead in Orange, TX. are all perceived to be related by racially motivated crimes by abusive police officers. With this in mind let’s imagine I was at Ronnie’s Roadside Ribs somewhere in the Midwest having a late lunch and this is what happens next. As the waitperson with the sandy brown hair, wearing the white blouse brings a platter of piping hot barbeque chicken and ribs I hear the words “racism in America”. While focused on the steam rising from my plate of burned red glazed chicken, and the smoky aroma from the ribs, and before that plate of hot food take control of my…

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