Saliem GebremicaelNarrative of the LifeFrederick Douglass1845Race and Society1. Why is the narrative preceded by letters from white abolitionists William Lloyd Garrisonand Wendell Phillips? What effect do these letters have on the reader?The story is preceded by these letters to achieve the history of racism in the United States, and the role played by a section of the white individuals in fighting against slavery. These letters are intended to convey the peruser to the familiarity with the white people being at the front line of battling for the privileges of the African Americans.2. In what ways does Douglass’ experience exemplify N. American slavery as opposed toslavery in the rest of the Americas?North American slavery was not as inhumane as slavery in the rest of America. North America enabled its slaves or previous slaves to get married and get become members of abolitionist groups. Douglas accomplished a great deal North America than he would have accomplished in the Southern American States. He could speak to African Americans in stages that black individuals had never been permitted to.3. How do you think it is possible for people who celebrate equality and democracy to at thesame time condone and participate in the institution of slaveryIndividuals who praise equality and democracy and take an interest in subjection don’t comprehend what democracy or equality remain for. These individuals are partitioned between individual picks up and standing firm against servitude. It is difficult to help a foundation that energizes imbalance and languishing and remain over majority rule government in the meantime.4. Douglass seems to be ambivalent about education. Why?Douglass is ambivalent about education because he believes that education is important for the black people just as much as it is for the white American. Through education, the African Americans would have the capacity to free themselves from the white dominance that they had been subject to. The white people had kept the Negro ignorant and educated to control him. Douglas believed that education was a powerful weapon against slavery.5. Why does Douglass believe “Slavery proved as injurious to his master’s wife as it did tohim”?Douglas was conceived of a slave master. His mom was, accordingly ‘his master’s wife.’ He isolated from his mom at a youthful age as was regular in the southern states. He didn’t encounter maternal fondness and his mom did not find the opportunity to become a mother to him. 6. What does the discussion about what is ontological in the article have to do with the topicof racism?Bigotry continues from assumptions that most people are not even aware they have. It is a fundamental issue in each human culture where at least two races are available. It is an issue that encompasses human presence and which should be tended to and considered important by the human society.7. How and why did the unity of black and white settlers in the Virginia colony duringBacon’s Rebellion led to the creation of racial segregation?The ruling class who were strong supporters of slavery were feared the solidarity between the poor white and black individuals. They created race segregation as a way to prevent these two gatherings from joining together, apprehensive that this solidarity could challenge their rule. To prevent any two gatherings from joining together, one must be set up against another and made to feel inferior compared to the next.8. How might race segregation lead to racism? What does this tell us about the nature ofracism (i.e., is it a “natural” human response, or is it a social construct)?Race segregation draws the lines between races. It aims to exalt one race and trample the other. This prompts one race feeling superior while the other feels predominant. The race that feels prevalent will consequently oppress the inferior race and subject them to shameful acts. This is how racism is created.Bigotry is, definitely, a social develop made by the general public to draw lines that recognize inferiority and superiority. A society that draws lines amongst races and gives one-race benefits over alternate conditions its individuals to fit in with a comparative reasoning and show hatred to the next race.9. Whose interests does the perpetuation of racism serve?The perpetuation of racism serves the interest of the ruling class.10. How does learning about Bacon’s Rebellion affect your own ideas about race andracism? Does it call into question any of your own underlying (ontological) assumptionsabout race?In light of Bacon’s rebellion, We have learned that racism is a choice. People can choose to be a part of it or to condemn it. Moreover, racism is created by the society. Nobody is conceived hating the other person based on skin color. It is found out and spread by the society and the behaviors of the members of the society.11. Explain how Dr. King’s remarks quoted at the beginning of the article address thepractical effects of racial segregation.Dr. King represents the negro. Dr. King outlines the harm done to the African Americans and their children by racial segregation. The injustices against African Americans influenced them to feel inferior and undermined.They were helped to remember how unworthy they were by posts that constrained their development and trusted them to places where the white American expected them to be.12. How can the study of history help us to address the issue of racial division in contemporaryAmerican society? In what ways can the study of history be counterproductive tounderstanding the present?The study of history is helpful because it allows us to look at the past objectively and confront past issues squarely and rationally. By studying the past, we can accommodate with the uncalled for occasions that occurred and proceed onward from them as opposed to utilizing it as a weapon against a gathering of individuals. The investigation of history provides important facts that everybody ought to be educated about.