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Babies crying people vomiting some even licking food off each other Being on a slave ship was not a ferry ride to new land Blacks were treated like animals just because of their skin color Now most realize that treating people different because they might be a little different isnt right and nobody deserves it There have been many things and people who have put a lot of time and effort into ridding our world of racism forever A book called Uncle Toms Cabin was written during slavery to try to make people realize it was wrong Reconstruction was started to help abolish it And from more recent times Martin Luther King Jr really made an impact on all our thoughts on racism Uncle Toms Cabin was written during the tough times of slavery by a women named Harriet Beecher Stowe in hopes people would see slavery through her eyes and attempt to stop it On page 211 of her book a slave owner named Augustine St Claire said The fact is the whole race are pretty generally understood to be turned over to the devil for our benefit Meaning that all blacks are going to hell taking our spots there so that we can go to heaven they are doing our dirty work There is also many times throughout the book where Stowe talks about how women slaves are there to be the mom of the household By cooking big meals every night while the masters just sit around and do nothing They would take care of the kids for their masters And of course clean for them The bible was used for a big source of excuses for the slave owners There was a passage in the bible that said and they would forever serve the white man The slave owners believed it meant blacks and so they pushed their beliefs onto the blacks They would say If you dont
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