America’s Failure To Ensure Equality For All Citizens Essay

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United States has gone through many changes to get to where there are today. Starting from the time of slavery, African-American went through many hardships as well as the poor. The poor had it better than the African-American but their condition was no better either. Women were considered lower class, therefore, they had no rights their place was at home where they were expected to bear children, take care of them, as well as, the house and their husband. In this essay, the focus is going to be about the dialogue surrounding America’s failure to ensure freedom or equality to all its citizens, focusing on African-Americans, women, and the poor.
Slavery was a major issue in America. Americans depended on slaves to do the job that other
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For what this separation is done, I do not know, unless it be to hinder the development of the child’s affection toward its mother, and to blunt and destroy the natural affection of the mother for the child.” (931). This passage is atrocious because it shows the state of the country and its citizens at this time. African-Americans were torn away from their family and left to feed for themselves. It is heartbreaking that people would these awful things to other human being because it shows that they did not have any heart at all. They were only thinking about themselves and it was all about the color of the skin. They felts that “African-Americans” were the lower race in which they should be treated as such which was not right.
African-Americans were brutalized and killed in the hands of Americans. For example, One of the horrible deeds faced was by Aunt Hester when she went out, and came back late, it says that Mr. Plummer the overseer “commenced to lay on the heavy cowskin, and soon the warm, red blood came dripping to the floor.” ( 934). This quote is visual to let the reader know the pain that Aunt Hester went through, and it is something that nobody should have to go through. These pain was not brought on her by her “master” but the overseer who is presumed to have had feeling for her who was jealous to see her with another man. Another example is stated “He had given Demby but few stripes,

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