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Hagen 1 Jonathan Hagen Colleen Humanity 20C May 19 2011 E3D1 Slavery and Education In his writing The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglas says, “slavery [or other forms of oppression] and education are incompatible.” He demonstrates that people cannot receive education if they are suppressed. Many people believe that when people are oppressed, they cannot be educated. In 1800s, when African Americans were treated as slaves, they were uneducated because slave owners restricted them from reading. The reason why they did not allow slaves to read was because they were afraid that slaves would learn, understand and want their freedom. Since they oppressed slaves from being taught, slaves did not have resources for education. In the novel Kindred , written by Octavia Butler, displays how slavery and knowledge are incompatible. Dana Franklin, a black girl living in the 1970s who can travel in time, goes back to the 1800s where slavery once existed. As she reads books, a white man who owns a lot of slaves comes to her and tells her to stay away from books. This demonstrates that whites oppressed slaves or freed slaves from being educated, so they had hard time receiving education. Another example is when Nigel, a young black boy living in 1800s, risks his life for education. It tells that being slave cannot be congruous with schooling. In my observation, Korea was oppressed by Japanese and was not allowed to learn anything that is connected to Korean. Koreans could not be taught in the 1930s because Japanese forced them to stop learning, so
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course ECON 13 taught by Professor Dougs during the Spring '98 term at Fullerton College.

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