How Does Slavery Affect Today

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“Slavery gave way to Jim Crow, lynchings, poll taxes, redlining and educational and job discrimination. Although illegal now, these tools perpetuated a racial hierarchy that affects every American today...” (Lee) The effects of the slavery still effect today. It is ignorance if people think that slavery does not affect the people of today. Our past generations help set our path in life, negative or positive. People born into poor families do not have every opportunity as those with money. It is known that blacks, especially in the south, during the years after the civil war, people did not hire blacks. African Americans were not educated so they could not work and if they did work it was for little money because employers knew they could hire
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