For the Intro- explain the early history of the concept of “race.”
REVISE THIS PARAGRAPH- “Some view our sable race with scornful eye, ‘Their colour is a diabolic die.’ Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain, May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train”
USE WHEATLEYS POEM ON BEING BRPUGHT FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA! revise this as well- ” a good example of race as a social construct because it explains how people saw their color as unacceptable, which made them seem like lesser individuals. Additionally, towards the end, there’s a metaphor in which the narrator states “Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain, May be refin’d and join th’ angelic train”, which kind of shows how the narrator has been brainwashed into thinking that his skin color is unacceptable and that they have to be “refin’d”.”
For the conclusion- reflect on the idea of race before modern “race.” How can you take those lessons and apply them today? Write two paragraphs as a conclusion to your essay.