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Ghana Presentation

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jaclyn altpeter

on 11 May 2010

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Exploring Influences and Ties to the Black and Latin American Experience How Slavery Hindered Those in the African Diaspora Economy Education Sharecropping

"Great Migration" 1910-1930 Economic Standing of African Americans Today Education Before Slavery Education During Slavery Children educated through:



Family/Community "Boys Rites of Passage" Bible Reading

- Slave Holders Motivated by Christian Convictions Learned from Parents, community Knowledge of Slaves knowing how to read and write struck fear among slave holders


Laws passed that hindered being able to teach a slave to read and write

Although, at the same time there was still some tolerance for it
North = Black education permitted

South = Not permitted; therefore, those in the North were more likely to have basic reading and writing skills than southern blacks :a practice where one person works another's land and as was often the case during post-slavery times, was only allowed to keep a disproportionate part of what they harvest. $$$Low Wages$$$ Contracts Moved from South North Seeking jobs

-Skilled work

-Grunt work
As of 2007,

Median household income of African American was 32% less than average American household, and 35% less than average White American household. $ Oral Traditions
-Word of Mouth African Influence in Latin America CUISINE


-Black beans, dried beef, sausage, parts of pig


Religion Santeria IFAism

Yoruba People Catholicism Orishas Latin America Dance Bomba

Sugarcane fields Psychological Effects of Slavery Slavery has impacted the way people think now

Misconceptions still exist today Na'im Akbar

believes slavery has impacted the way African Americans think today. Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery Resentment still present towards slave masters "Still spend more time justifying our separate goals than we do working on our shared goals."

-Dr. Akbar Today Manufactured stereotypes discriminate against the Black race Psychological effects of slavery still continue to affect African American lives today Slavery's Effects on North America 1958:

"53 percent of Americans said they would be unwilling to vote for an African American President, and 41 percent said they would be unwilling to vote for a woman."


"...5 percent said they would NOT support African American and 11 percent said they would NOT back a woman." Slavery was abolished in 1865,

yet still voicing prejudices? th Amendment

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

th Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. "Separate schools...could never be equal because it was the fact of separation itself that made Black children feel unequal."

-Chief Justice Warren de facto descrimination (descrimination in fact):

based on traditions, economic status, residence, customs Busing Affirmative action Banned in California since 1996
Michigan voted to ban in state's public school in 2006 2007

Whites Median Income $64,427
African American Median Income $40,143
Asian Median Income $77,133
Hispanic Median Income $40,566 "Rights equal power, and long-term deprivation of rights results in powerlessness."

-Keeping the Republic 2009

African Americans have higher crimes rates, and live in more poverty stricken areas 2009

Native Americans earn even less than African Americans 2009

Illegal immigrants pose huge problem for Hispanic American Citizens

Easier for people to not give equal rights at work or education
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