Black politics paper 2.2.docx - Jamshidov 1 Intro to Black Politics Professor C Wambu March 2 2017 Unit 2(a Paul Finkelman The Root of the Problem How

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JamshidovIntro to Black PoliticsProfessor C. WambuMarch 2, 2017Unit 2: (a) Paul Finkelman: The Root of the Problem. How the Pro-Slavery Constitution Shaped American Race Relations: 4 Barry Law Review: Fall 2003This article mainly talks about how the racism of today is the result of slavery. The unit two discusses how the United States Constitution did not support African American rights and according to this reading as a result of the Constitution protecting slavery in the late 18thcentury shaped American race relations. One of many things that the author points out is that the “slaverywas the system of racial control.” While all the slaves were black and no white person was a slave, it created a sense of racism and whites viewed African Americans as inferior to them. As a result, southern whites saw blacks only as slaves. Another important thing that the author points out is that at the Constitutional Convention, when the United States was divided into North and
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