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Independence. The reason I say it is arguable is because some thought that when writingit, Thomas Jefferson was not abolishing slavery. Even though the Declaration ofIndependence states that “all men are created equal,” all slaves were not freed at the time.Douglass argues this point because he strongly felt that it did not matter what peopleinterpreted it as. What mattered was what it actually said and not what people understoodit as. His main point is that because it did say, “all men are created equal,” that is in factwhat it is. When I was reading this article, I honestly felt that Douglass did have a point,however, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, it should have completely
ended slavery. This makes me wonder what the point of it was to begin with if not allhuman beings were given the same right to live their life as they pleased. I can also arguethat the 14thAmendment didn’t fully implement fundamental rights to all human beings.Plessy vs. Ferguson is a great example to show even racism hadn’t ended by the time the14th