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The Injustice of Slavery Slaves were people who were taken from their home land in Africa and brought to America to serve as servants on farms doing household chores etc Slaves were used from the beginning of time by people like the Egyptians Now a days it is illegal to own slaves but it still happens And to this day African Americans are discriminated In my opinion that is just not fair they did not ask to come over to our country we brought them here We are the ones to blame Yet they have to pay If you were a black man and had a trial with a white jury you will probably be guilty If you are a black man many white people will try to steer clear of you or look at you in a funny way How did slaves actually become free you might be asking yourself It all began with a man named Abraham Lincoln he wanted to set slaves free But the southern states had large plantations and needed slaves to help so this was not a good idea in their opinion This controversy led to the Civil War which was eventually won by the north and slaves were set free in America But people discriminated slaves very much and that was not good Discrimination of African Americans is not that big now a days but it is still out there Discrimination sort of died out when a man named Martin Luther King Jr expressed some of his thoughts about discrimination His famous speech was entitled I Have a Dream Back before his speech African Americans were not treated as people They had to stand at the back of the bus they had to live in a certain area of town they could not use the white restrooms or white drinking fountains they
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