Slave legacy and race consciousness.docx407

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Ashley Kleeman A407 25 April 2010 Intro In the context of modern history, one can observe that slavery has a process of eradication, and within that process there are aspects of slavery that linger long after perceived eradication. In India, slavery entailed the enslavement of a people within a larger people of the same group. In South Africa, the enslavement of a people was by a smaller group that invaded and colonized the country. In both the United States and Brazil, slavery entailed the enslavement of a people uprooted from their homeland to serve the people of another. It may be concluded that, regardless of the location, a slavery legacy will always exist within a country that was once a slave-based society in which race-relations remain a contemporary issue. Even after slavery is destroyed, there is always a caste system with rationalizations and justifications for its existence. In all societies where colonialism or slavery has existed, its legacy of privilege remains. Those who were privileged during the time of oppression still want their privileges to exist. In slave legacy societies, past oppressors attempt to rationalize privileged injustices they engaged in the past and the present state. Privileges point out a defining concept of oppression and its legacy within the slavery legacy. This concept is codified into law and customs in which privileges are demanded and met. There is a legacy of slavery that has been customized into society and allowed by the
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