Explain How Race Was Used To Justify Slavery

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Race Was Invented To Justify Slavery
Once people are defined as inhuman because of the color of their skin, you are free to treat them like animals. This is exactly what happened to blacks in America.
The first blacks who arrived in Virginia where from Europe, not Africa. They came to Virginia in 1619 and were not initially considered slaves. They were indentured servants who worked as temporary labor to pay off their passage debt. They worked in the fields alongside various other racial groups who also came from Europe like the Italians and Irish. They all slept together and ate together. These blacks had the same rights as everyone else. They could run for political office, vote, and marry anyone they wanted, regardless of race. In essence,
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