Essay On The Mudsill Theory

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America, land of the free, home of the brave. The great red, white and blue striped flag has only been waving in the sky for about 242 years. This wonderful country has only been born not too long ago. That is why Americas' history is so well tracked. It would not take long to research and learn about what has gone down on American soil; but for most of the country's history white men have been leading the way with their guns held high and their flags waving. Only about three generations ago, there was segregation, grandparents and great grandparents are still alive today; they grew up in such a racist and oppressive era and most of them have learned to adapt to societies new guidelines, but racist still exists and is prevalent in this day…show more content…
In The 'Mudsill' Theory, by James Henry Hammond, an article of the document states, "Fortunately for the South, she found a race adapted to that propose to her hand. A race inferior to her own, but eminently qualified in temper, in vigor, in docility, in capacity to stand the climate, to answer her purposes. We use them for our purpose, and call them slaves." (Hammond, 1). The 'Mudsill' Theory claims that slavery is the perfect way to keep a race in check and also useful in society but working for the upper race. In America today, she still has this type of system in place; although instead of oppressing a race of people like seen in the Mudsill, society tends to pick people who are less educated, high school dropouts, high school degrees, (etc.). America is the land of the free, which people she will always have a job for every type of working class, whether the job be the CEO for Amazon or a McDonalds worker. Along with viewing a race terribly, the document The Universal Law of Slavery, by George Fitzhugh is a great example of the ignorance that can
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