Some historians and sociologists argue that the legacy of cotton slavery can still be seen and felt in the United States today.?

my only question is do you agree with this statement, why or why not

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The only way a "legacy" of cotton slavery can be found in the USA, is when some people use that as an excuse for under performing.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well, it can.  The echoes of slavery certainly continue to reverberate in American society, via racism among other things.  Slavery resulted in a post-Civil War underclass out of which it's been quite difficult for black people to climb, because of long years of Jim Crow laws for one thing, and then other forms of institutionalized racism.  It produced endemic poverty and a variety of other sociological negatives.  The situation has been slowly improving since the 1960s, but it's going to take much more time to overcome hundreds of years of slavery followed by 150 of other, directly-related problems.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This is only true, in that some people use it as an excuse for not performing at a satisfactory level.

  • 1 month ago

    i dont think so since we dont have slavery now

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  • Henry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    They enslaved people to pick cotton, says the story. It depends extremely heavily on what it means by legacy, as info about Chinese, Indian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Dutch and French history surfaces.

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There would be far fewer blacks in the U.S. if were not for slavery.

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Could you identify one of these historians or sociologists??? 

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