Analyze a Sociological Issue

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Analyze A Sociological Issue For my paper I will be analyzing as well discussing the sociological issue of social inequality and minorities in the United States. The social group that I will be analyzing their sociological issue is African Americans. The sociological issue that African Americans had to face was slavery. African Americans today are the descendants of African natives who where captured, thrown on slave ships by the first European explorers, and shipped to Jamestown, Virginia in the year 1619. On a website called Encyclopedia Virginia, there is an article titled “Slave Ships and The Middle Passage”, by Brendan Wolfe. In this article he states “between 1500 and 1866, Europeans transported to the Americas nearly 12.5 million enslaved Africans, about 1.8 million of whom died on the Middle Passage, their bodies thrown into the Atlantic. The slave ship was the means by which nearly 12.5 million enslaved Africans were transported from Africa to the Americas between 1500 and 1866. Leaving from its home port in Europe, a typical ship made its first passage to the west coast of Africa, trading goods for a full cargo of slaves”. It was in 1661 in Virginia that the first slave law was passed. All people of a darker skin color were considered in a state of servitude and subservient to those of a lighter shin color. Not all people of African descendants were slaves, there were about a million African Americans who were labeled “free men”. Those who did not have the label of “free men” were slaves to wealthy people of European descent, and had to do whatever their “masters” or “owners” told them to do. By this time American society had created not only a new social group, which was “African American”, but also a new sociological issue, which was called slavery. So it had become normality for people of the social group called “white or Caucasian” to

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