Running head: SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIOSNS IN AMERICAN HISTORY 1Slavery and Race Relations in American HistoryNameInstitution
SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIOSNS IN AMERICAN HISTORY 2SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORYServitude is one of the most abusive acts and violation of civil rights that state that allhuman beings are created equal, and, therefore, each man is free to decide any action to take. It isunethical to take human beings as a property primarily for use as a forced labor.In the colonial era, racism spread widely in the United States. Sanctioned rights andprivileges which were legal and social, were all given to the White Americans and denied to therest of the races. The affluent White Anglo-Saxon Protestants were exclusively grantedprivileges in areas of immigration, education, land acquisition, citizenship and procedures ofcrime for over periods of time as dating from the 17th century until the 1960s. On the other hand,the non- Protestant Poles, Irish people, and Italians went through the xenophobic exclusion anddifferent kinds of ethnicity-based segregation in the society of America. They were vilified to beracially inferior and, thus not taken as entirely white. Also, the Middle Eastern American groupssuch as the Arabs and Jews and the East and South Asians altogether, experienced racism inAmerica (Stern & Axinn, 2017).In the mid-20th century, formal racial discrimination was immensely banned. It was thenperceived to be socially and morally unethical. Even though racism was forbidden, racial politicsremain a significant feature. Racism carries on to be reflected in socioeconomic injustices, racialstratification also appear to occur in employment, education, housing, government, and lending.The origin of the slave trade had the sizeable economic foundation. The Europeanwho designed the national policy during the time of the Atlantic trade system, a popular ideologyof mercantilism was witnessed. The then Colonies owned crops and mineral wealth which weremajorly used to the advantage of the home country. European labor was proven unsustainablyexpensive and also jeopardized the supply of labor in countries back at home. However, the
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