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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  • .....
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Legacy refers to  choosing to react and recall the past. There can no legacy without those willing to refer back to it over and over again.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months 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.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months 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.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

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

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  • 8 months ago

    i dont think so since we dont have slavery now

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  • Greg
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

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

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  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

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

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