America, Land of Discrimination, Home of Racism Essay
America, Land of Discrimination, Home of Racism
Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Like a pigeon's droppings, this simple fact sullies the marble monument Americans reserve in their hearts for the father of Democracy.
"How," we ask ourselves, basking in our own self-righteousness, "Could such a great man not see slavery as evil?" As we gleefully pass judgement on Jefferson, we often forget that in Jefferson's day, popular culture embraced slavery. True, plenty of enlightened men and women criticized