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  • zoneout96Oct 20, 2014 at 9:17 am

    It is said every day that everyone is “equal” but we are not. we cannot be because history repeats itself. If the people that stated these rules didn’t go by them how can they expect it to reflect on others that didn’t write it or think that way, they can’t.

  • chino967Sep 30, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I think it was definitely an ideal back then just as it still is today. The founding fathers only did their best to give the country a basis for human rights as well as everything else. Yes they were definitely hypocritical, but for them to start the movement by expanding rights of all white property owners was a start. If they had banned slavery from the beginning, many states may not have ratified the constitution.

  • ARALE.Sep 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Sadly, the perfect idea that All Men are Created Equal is not working in reality even now.The unequal treatment of the slaves we would never forget.
    One of the reason to study history is to learn what happened in the past, which can help us to understand why things are the way they are in the present day. Also, We can learn from the mistakes how not to repeat them again.

  • TheQueen54Sep 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Good job on writing this article. I believe that it’s profoundly depressing that racism is still happening today. As we mature we develop a preconditioned discrimination towards those different from us. Racism is build into our systems. Yes, slavery isn’t abolished but we have to work really hard to not be racist.

  • era47Sep 26, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The only thing stopping us from treating them the same as we did back then are the laws. It’s illegal to kill a black man, unlike in the 1700s I’m sure they saw it like killing an animal. The world is a cruel place and only over time will ignorance cease to exist. My guess is a couple thousand years. By then racism won’t even be in our dictionaries let alone our society. Education is a big factor in this. If a boy would go to an all white, rich school of course there’s a chance that he’ll think himself better then the minorities at a public school. After many generations our earth will become more and more diverse and our people will be exposed to less and less discrimination that it will no longer be an issue.

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