Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution:
ôRepresentatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons."
Non-whites were not given the designation as a whole "free" person.
The Fourteenth Amendment allowed black people to vote and repealed the three-fifths rule. The fifteenth amendment made it a federal crime to deny the vote based on race. Finally, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 officially made it illegal to discriminate based on sex and colour.
My point is that the intent during the formation of this country was to dehumanize Afrikan people. The office of President was in existence at the time of the original 3/5s rule. Therefore, the TITLE nor the office of President was meant for a non-white, non-human, 3/5 of a free white person.
Yet you champion for a black man to uphold the title of President, which is in line with White Supremacy. You act as if being president is a badge of honor. Maybe to people who have bought into the system and all its titles.
If I do not sight the title as a positive one, should I still address the person as such?
I sight what you are saying about acknowledging titles of respect in our communities. I agree.
But honestly, do you think the title of American president is something that Black people in America should see as an honorable position, considering the history behind the title?
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