Necessary evil? I say selfishpeople! People are trying to justify slavery by saying that African Americansare better off as being slaves than free. They claim that freed slaves arecheated and deceived and are willing to return to the plantations. This iscompletely falsified by the great Fredrick Douglas. He escaped slavery at themere age of 20 and now he is working hard to protect other runaway slaves whowish for better lives. He is the prime example on how freed slaves are happierand how once freed, they want to help other enslaved people be free. People are just making up lies tojustify their horrible acts and mistreatments! If slaves are so happy andrather be enslaved than free, why are they trying to escape to the North? Eventhough there are acts such as the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, slaves are stilltrying to escape their horrible conditions disregard to the harsh penalizationif they happen to get caught.
(American Yawp, Antislavery and Abolitionism) No one has ever seen a happy slave.Slavery demoralizes people and rids them of any kind of happiness. (Grimke WeldSpeech) What kind of person, black or white, would be happy knowing that in anymoment, in any mistake, they could lose their job or housing? Whether they arebeing treated like a king or not, enslaved people cannot forget their status asbelongings instead of human beings. Who would be happy being ripped apart fromtheir families? Slaves are mistreated everyday by whipping, beating, imprisonment,and so much more. Enslaved African Americans aren’t treated as human beings.
They are being treated like property or objects. There is no freedom forslaves. They aren’t even allowed to leave the place without permission. Freed slaves will be happier andhealthier than they will ever be in the horrible world of slavery. There arehundreds of antislavery societies and so many establishments growing to helpfreed slaves. Schools, churches, voluntary associations are rising! (AmericanYawp, Antislavery and Abolitionism) The Virginia Newspaper claims that in onesense, no one, white or black, is free in this world. This is complete rubbish.If no one is truly free, we can all work together equally instead of treatingone kind of race this poorly while the other just watches and flourishes? AfricanAmericans are in no way inferior to any other race and should be treated asequals.
Everyone is created equal and there is no way around that. However,right now, the truth is that while whites are free to do whatever they please,blacks are forced to work day and night, even in unbearable conditions. Stopignoring the pamphlets and antislavery newspapers! Stop ignoring the speeches! Doyou not have morals? A conscience? Slavery is the most God-defying of all sins!Listen to your inner conscience! Enslaving people and mistreating them is ahuge sin and freeing everyone would bring national redemption and moral harmony.Your will feel cleansed and you can redeem your Christian conscience. Slavery is unacceptable and is anevil that should not exist. Everyone deserves equal treatment and a right tolive in freedom.