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Does slavery still affects African Americans today.
Transcript of Does slavery still affects African Americans today.
These types of food was passed down from generation to generation even after slavery was abolished. This is why African Americans cuisine consists of those certain types of food. However, these types of foods has cause issues such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other dietary health problems within African American community today. Slavery is the cause of the destruction of African heritage within the African American community Slaves were forced to learn a new language, take on a new religion, pick up new customs etc. Therefore, they were deprived from their African culture. Slaves also lost touch with their "roots" and family history They were sold and separated from their families Thus many families were broken up and never reunited As a result, it is extremely difficult to nearly impossible for many African Americans to trace their family history so far back. The institution Slavery effects the geographical location in which African Americans reside The population where the African American community is at its highest is in southern states slavery was mainly established in the southern states After slavery was abolished formal slaves stayed in the area they were most familiar with Background History The Absence of Heritage and Identity The Geographical Locations of the African American Community