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SIGNATURE- Jocelia Alexander
DATE- 7th June, 2013

“I'm a slave from a land so far
I was caught and
I was brought here from Africa
Well it was licks like fire
From de white slave master
Every day I dong on knees
Weeks and weeks before we cross de seas to reach in de West Indies”
----- Slinger Francisco aka The Mighty Sparrow
I must begin by saying how heartbroken I was on reading the suffering and mistreatment my people ordained back in the days of Slavery. Coming from a family that is mostly comprised of African descent individuals; it makes me sad and in utter repugnance. It's funny how life back then still influences the way my people think and approach their education, family, and general lifestyle. Slavery has definitely placed a scar on the mentality of not just the black community but of all races that have been a part of this. To me the black man went through the most because he was taken away from his land by fellow men or by the white man without having any say. The differences between the Africans and the Indians are that the Indians were brought here voluntarily; on the other hand the black man was violently brought here to be slaves. The “Black” man therefore was stripped of his family, pride, love ones and home.
When one hears about slavery; the mind automatically thinks of the white man abusing the black man. There is so much more to slavery than just the inhumane acts that the African man was victim of. It was stages of torture that has the black man the way he is today.
Slavery has definitely marked the black community when it comes to family life. Most children of African descended parents end up being a part of a single mother home. According to the article written by (Wilson, 2002, p.3) a census was done in Barbados which came back with a result stating that only thirty percent of mothers between the ages of fifteen to…...

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