Journal Of African Americans Essay

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Good evening Journal, February 18, 1968
It has been quite some time since I have been to make the time to sit down and write to you. I have been so busy working long hard hours I just have not found the time. As my surroundings seem to dictate my life I wonder if I will ever be allowed to have the things in life I want. I still work for Blake Family on their farm. I still make the same wage I did when I first started four years ago. I get frustrated knowing the other workers here that are not of my color make more money, get raised, and receive other benefits like cattle, food, and horses. Journal, why does my color dictate what I am allowed to do, and what ...view middle of the document...

Each person had their part to do and everyone worked together to keep the tribe strong, unlike now, people work against each other and degrade a person because of their skin color. For some reason people decided it was a need to have slaves and forced many to come to American to be sold as slaves. Slaves were treated unbearable by being shackled, overworked, underfed, and beaten. The healthier the slave, the more people would pay for them. I believe writing to you Journal is helping me understand my hard times and feelings of irritation. I feel like a slave even though I do get a very little compensation for what I do. I do not agree with the way we African Americans are treated, even now a days. We as individuals and powerful African American leaders have fought for the right to be an active, working, fair part of this country. When we went through the racism and slavery of whites only, being able to use restrooms, whites only able to sit in the front, and white only restaurants. How are we able to come to peace between each group of skin color. How can one man come to terms with another man as his equal but has different skin color. God almighty made me who and what I am. I thank God for making me a hard working man that has beliefs this unfair treatment will sometime end. I do not hold any grudges against any slave owners and wish peace will come between races. Those that refuse to will bury the chance to open their mind and be educated on individuals and races, not the bias of skin color. I ask myself, do I as one person in one race have...

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