It is important for every race of humans to know their history. Due to slavery in America, African-Americans were not considered human enough to be properly included in the census or have any form of archives.
In these photos, you will see rare pictures of actual African- American slaves. Notice the males and their body language. Some of this body language is still mimicked by todays African American men. Notice their facial expressions, you can see the despair, the attitude, the disdain for their establishment. In their eyes, you can see their tired souls.
In first world countries, one is considered poor if they receive government assistance such as food stamps and subsidized housing. Even the homeless have access to soup kitchens for food and emergency room services for health care. If you are reading this, then it is safe to say that you are privileged enough to have access to a computer and internet.
I imagine that people wouldn’t be so prone to drop out of a FREE public education system if it wasn’t given so freely. Some countries dream of having access to the things that we take for granted.
Take a look at some people in Haiti that have to survive by eating “cookies” made of dirt. In addition to dirt, the mixture is made with a touch of vegetable shortening , salt and if they are lucky, a pinch of sugar.
The next time you complain about how tough of a life you have, watch this video.
Racism is prevalent in the United States, but what about other countries? In this series we will explore the African American experience living in other countries. Find out from one gentleman what its like being African American in Germany. His stories may shock some Americans.