This assignment is about a fake scenario and is based on an opinion, no right or wrong answer is given towards the opinion on the following, "Your History professor has made you feel especially welcomed at the university; but in her first series of lectures on Colonial America she states (1) 'The poor colored peoples have long been at an extreme disadvantage in America. (2) Sold into slavery, they came to this country from a culturally bankrupt and savage land. (3) Once in America, at least through the early period of American history, they were virtually unable to make any meaningful contributions to the growth and development of the United States. (4) Obviously, the colored are fortunate to live in the United States of America.'
Write an essay explaining your thoughts on the professor's interpretations of the African American history. Please agree or disagree with all four points presented, include a topic and conclusion paragraph, and fully discuss your position on each of those four points.
Essay must be typed in 12-point font and double spaced format. and most importantly each paragraph for the four points should have IT'S OWN THESIS STATEMENT.
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Running Head: BLACK HISTORY
Black History in America
Throughout their history, African Americans have encountered various challenges and
also made significant achievements in the struggle for equality and freedom. The history of
African Americans in the United States dates back to 1619 when 20 blacks arrived in the English
colony of Virginia. Since then, there are various event and achievements that have defined the
African-American history dating back to the Civil War (1861–1865) and the emancipation, the
abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement. Some of these milestones in the history of
blacks have been realized in various facets of American society including politics such as the
election of President Barack Obama as the first black American President. Nonetheless, despite
this progress, there remain various injustices that African Americans continue to face in modern
America including discrimination in the criminal justice system.
The poor colored peoples have long been at an extreme disadvantage in America
Analysis of the history of colored people demonstrates the severe disadvantage the
population has faced and continues to face in America. I agree with the Professor’s statement
that colored people have long been at an extreme disadvantage in America. Throughout the black
history, colored people have faced various injustices that have undermined or violated their
human rights and freedoms enshrined in the US constitution. During the colonial period, colored
people suffered some of the most degrading treatment through slavery. During the 17th and 18th
centuries, American colonies practiced slavery of Afri...