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You are a slave

Page history last edited by VRBurton 9 years, 6 months ago

Now imagine yourself in a slave's shoes; post your answers to these questions in the comment box below:

  • What are some of the hardest things about being a slave? 
  • Describe your family. What do they do? What do you respect about them?
  • How can your life be better?  Besides freedom, what do you need for your offspring to succeed in life? charles could never be a slave

Comments (Show all 43)

Austin said

at 11:56 am on Oct 19, 2010

The hardest part is working in the hot sun all day long. My whole family has to work in the fields with me. I like that no matter how hard they are whipped or how hot it is they keep working harder and never complain. My family and I live in a small shack. Our house is as big as the masters bed room. I want my kids to have shorter working hours. Even a little bit of respect.

Victor said

at 12:10 pm on Oct 19, 2010

The hardest thing about be a slave is that your owner can tell you some and you must do it.And you must do it or get in trouble.And have to work all day outside in the sun with no breaks.Some kids also start of when they were born and they die being a slave.I give thanks that slave are no more because if i were a slave i wouldnt be able to stand it.

Karenesha said

at 12:58 pm on Oct 19, 2010

i think our slaves went through alot of problems and they do to much work.

Devin said

at 1:58 pm on Oct 19, 2010

some of te hareds thing about being a slave s not beeing free being treated like an animal. my family workes in the feeled they are hared workers and thats what i respec bout them. the plantation is big and full of cropes and tabacoo.it has a water hole and feild full of cabens made out of wood for the slaves. my caben id made out wood and the groung is dirt they have 4 peple that shar my house. my masters house is big and white it has atleast 7 bed rooms and 3 bathrooms. my life could be better if we didnt get beat and had beter house and get payed for working.i wish my offspring could have a eacation and have opper tuntes in ther life for good jobes and no geted beat.

Jocelyn said

at 2:04 pm on Oct 19, 2010

ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS ABOUT BEING A SLAVE IS THAT YOU CANT DO ANYTHING YOU WANT ,YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO FOLLOW WHAT THEY TELLL YOU.
I LUV MA FAMILY THERE CARIN AND NICE.EVEN THO WE DONT LIVE THE WAY WE WANT TO .I KNOW THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FORF ME. WE LIVE IN A LITTLE SHACK.
WITH NO AIR CONDISTION.ITS ALWAYS HOT. SO WE KEEP THE DOORS OPEN TO GET SUM BREEZE COME IN.MY HOUSE IS WAYYYYYYYYYY DIFFERENT FROM MY MASTERS BECAUSE MY MASTER HAS A BIGGER AND WELLL DONE HOUSE. MY LIFE COULD BE BETTER IF I HAD MY FREEDOM AND IF I COULD JUST SPEND ALL THE TIME I COULD WITH MY FAMILY..

Yarlin said

at 2:04 pm on Oct 19, 2010

Someof the hardest stuff about being a slave is that you cant be free your treated really bad. And you have to do eveything they tell you to do you have to dooit because if you dont they hit you so bad and they dont give you food

74dpayton said

at 2:11 pm on Oct 19, 2010

Being A Slave Is Hard And Tough And No One Should Have To Go Through That.
My Family Is Nice And Sweet And Doesnt Deserve To Be A Slaves.
My House Is Drak And Doesnt Have Any Fresh Air That Comes Into This Room, My Bed Is Not Really A Bed But Is Really A Hay Bed ,I Share A Room With Two Other Sllave Famalies That Never Talk.
My Life Could Get A Whole Lot Better Not Just Because Of Freedom But Too Get A Job And Make Sure That My Kids Get A Good Edcuation.

Diamond said

at 2:15 pm on Oct 19, 2010

i feel like were being treated unfairly and that we should be treated as they treat people that are not slaves,
we should not have to do all the work for no pay and little food . We should not have to share our home with
a bunch of other slaves. And i would hate to be on a boat with a bunch of slaves, that probly stink and sick
making the boat stink even more. I couldn't listen to everything they tell me to do i would get agervated.
I love my family i would wish they wouldnt have to go threw what i go threw.
-diamonds world <3

Amos said

at 2:33 pm on Oct 19, 2010

1.The work that your owners make you do and nothing to eat or drink.
2.My family are with other slaves,we got seperated when they bought me.
3.My plantation is full of corn.my house is smaller and uglier then my owners.
4.I need money and my family to have a good life.

Tasherra said

at 7:57 am on Oct 20, 2010

The hardest thing about being a slave is not having the freedom to make my own decisions, live the way I want, and to be with my family.My family does what they need to do for us.The thing that I respect about them is that they work hard without being distracted or anything.The plantation that I live in is dirty,rusty,hot like fire,smells horrible,not cozy enough to EVER sleep in, and flithy with hardly enough to eat.My master's house is very clean,cool,smells like perfume, everything looks new,probably every one of the master's family gets a very good night's sleep, and I don't see not a speck of dust on ANYTHING! My life could be better if I can be able to do what I've always wanted without being told down to. Well besides freedom, my children NEEDS wisdom to know what's right from wrong, to act on and know what they do is right, and they need to know how to make their own decisions for themselves.

Malik said

at 8:07 am on Oct 20, 2010

Im going to be totally honest,im lazy,so honestly working would be one of the hardest things about being a slave.also giving up my baby,family,wife.and being whipped.my i would know nothing about because some rich white man bought them from me at the auction.the masters house which is the size of my country is a place that is alwayz clean because of me.i also pick his crops and grow them too.my house was just big enough for my family,my masters house is big enough for everyone in my country.life would be better if my maste was nicer.my kids who i havent seen in a while,i would want them to eventually be free and start life again in Africa

acarpio23 said

at 8:17 am on Oct 20, 2010

The Hardest things about being a slave is that you have no control over what you want to do . My familiy would be sad I was gone . The plantation house is dirty small and not comfterable , but the master has the fabulous house with a heater ! To live better you should have kids with a white person .

vbrewer16 said

at 8:17 am on Oct 20, 2010

I feel that the hardest thing a slave has to face is having to work in the fields, of another person's home, working very hard and binrg the diffrent types of proeevnnvnfjdnot being able to get paid or get any type of reward. Another thing is having to live in the harsh manner, and not being treated like there a human being. My family is a group of 6 asians. They love one of another and treat each other with care.

Anderson said

at 8:20 am on Oct 20, 2010

man ill steal all them boys

rthomas1160 said

at 8:21 am on Oct 20, 2010

you whip me im whipping you.

Anderson said

at 8:22 am on Oct 20, 2010

we went throught too much we did alot of work in the fields and stuff. but i steal all them boys

elechuga21 said

at 8:25 am on Oct 20, 2010

I think that the hardest thing about being a slave is not being free and doing hardwork for my owners.My family was respectful and I loved them but know I don't know where they are.My owner sold them to another plantation owner.My house is very small and not the kind that I dreamed in living with my family.The plantation is close by so I get there fast and start to work.My owner's home is huge and beautiful and not what he deserves.My life could be a lot better if I had my freedom.My children need education and I wish that they could go to school like my owner's children but unfortunately,it isn't like that.

jcobb282 said

at 8:25 am on Oct 20, 2010

Well some hard things about being a slave is being taken away from your family .
Well i can describe my family as being taken from me as an little child an not knowing nothing about them .
As a slave i could see myself living in a small cabin with many othe people . The house is way smaller and in bad condition then mu masters .
My life can be better if i was free and open to do whatever i wont .

knegre said

at 8:26 am on Oct 20, 2010

The hardest thing in being a slave are you can't do what you want to do and you can't rest at the time you want.I can't imagine my family being enslaved and work and work all day.Our house is just simple and we can live in easy way.Our master's room would be so big that can everyone can occupy the space cause it is big and nice.My life could be better if our master would be nice and not so greedy and strict in our everyday work.Me and my family should be a responsible and careful in all our works and should live in a normal and simple way.

Dexter said

at 8:26 am on Oct 20, 2010

The hardest thing for me if i was a slave the hardest thing to do is get a whpping I don't like to be hit by anyone so we would have alot of promblems.I don't like being whipped.I don't remember much about my family cause i was taken when i was very young.The planation i live on is very big and wide.I have to do a lot with the other slaves we have to take care of a lot.The less work and more resti would be happier

Hailey said

at 8:27 am on Oct 20, 2010

I feel the hardest thing about being a slave is not having no freedom and havign to do everyhting a person tells me to do. I have no family they been taking from me. All i rember is us screaming and me telling them it will all be ok and that i love them and other things i remembered faded away over the years. I live in an old cabin with broken windows and sleep on the floor while my owers sleep in a nice house with a bed to sleep in. Besides freedom I think the better life I can have is to live the life I want and how i want in a better home and to be back with my family again.

ccesar13 said

at 8:35 am on Oct 20, 2010

I feel the hardest thing about being a slave is not having no freedom and havign to do everyhting a person tells me to do. I have no family they been taking from me. All i rember is us screaming and me telling them it will all be ok and that i love them and other things i remembered faded away over the years. I live in an old cabin with broken windows and sleep on the floor while my owers sleep in a nice house with a bed to sleep .

Jon said

at 8:41 am on Oct 20, 2010

The hardest thing is being takein away from your family and being focused to work for no pay not sure if you will live to see the next day. picking crops allday and then going back to a shack to have little or no food if you look at the masters house you can see them haveing a nice dinner.we lay on hay mattches at night thinking about a plain to escape but is too scared to try it knowing the punishment.we also think about how it would feel to be free. to have a normal life wishing and hopeing things will change but deep down inside you know its not comeing anytime soon

ccesar13 said

at 8:42 am on Oct 20, 2010

The planation i live on is very big and wide.I have to do a lot with the other slaves we have to take care of a lot.The less work and more resti would be happier

William said

at 11:01 am on Oct 20, 2010

if i was a slave i would just try to runaway from my owner and help my family runaway too

Anthony said

at 11:06 am on Oct 20, 2010

run away

Stephanie said

at 11:14 am on Oct 20, 2010

the hardest thing about being a slave is no having any freedom.i could not live in a place knowing that someone owns me.we didn' get to ave families they took us away from our mothers when we were babies.we work da and night for no pay.i respect that even though they were beaten and killed they sill had hope.they didn't live in a plantation they lived in wooden cabins.the masters house is big and fancy because of the work we have done fo it.

Jaymalisa said

at 11:17 am on Oct 20, 2010

The hardest thing about being a slave is that you have no freedom. You are most likely to be seperated from your family and is expected to do diffucult work without a break. My family is consited of my mom, sister, grandma, grandpa, and dad. I was one of the lucky ones because i was not seperated from my family. We have to do things such as pick cotton, harvest crops, and simple hous jobs such as working in the kitchen.

Ernisha said

at 11:20 am on Oct 20, 2010

Dear, President Obama, I feel that some of the hardest things about being a slave taking away freedom such as: working in fields all day picking crops, and getting beat is the worst part. My family is hardworking people who cares for their children. My mom work at a hospital as a housekeeper. My dad is a Mechanic who fix on cars and lawnmores. I respect everything about them because they show me love and care. My life can be better because I can finish going to school to get my education. Besides freedom all, I need is my high school education. Also all I need is go to college.

Jaleel said

at 11:28 am on Oct 20, 2010

I'll hang myself if i were a slave,because it makes no sence to try an excape. If you try then you'll get kilt anyways so you might as well kill yourself.

Osjawan said

at 11:33 am on Oct 20, 2010

i wood want to die instead of working for some one that dont like me

Courtney said

at 11:34 am on Oct 20, 2010

The hardiest thing about being a slave is having to do whatever a person say to do or you do Not have any freedom. But my family would not tolerate that. They are very hardworking and hates when people command them to do something. The most thing I respect about them is the way they put effort into their job meaning they don't stop unless the job is done. Even though they are still kind of lazy.

Diamonte said

at 11:48 am on Oct 20, 2010

If I was a slave i would be suffering from depression,because there will be a lot of lonely times.I would feel weak working for the white man,because they treat us African Americans like dogs.Being a slave would leave me with a suicidal mindset,because too much would be put on my shoulders for their well being.

Maria said

at 11:48 am on Oct 20, 2010

the hardest thing of being a slave is that we dont have the right to do anything . my family was throne apart by the people that came and took me away from them . if i had freedom it would make my life much better. beside freedom i would want to see my family and eat food i want when i want.

Michael said

at 1:48 pm on Oct 20, 2010

if i was a slave i would have gotten disrespected, beaten, litttle food, and barely a place to sleep comfortlably.my family love to have fun all the time crack jokes and us teenagers in the family like to do stupid stuff most of the time.my life can be better by not worrying about stuff, my moma being happy all the time and no man gonna hurt ha no mo, and mah family livin betta.i would want mah offspring to do betta then all of the people on mah family at school even me and have fun all the way through also not to be gay.

Christine said

at 1:49 pm on Oct 20, 2010

If your a slave, your basically a dog. You have no rights, and you don't see the reason for living. You get laugh at and get beaten for all types of reason. You work hard for everything and nobody appreciates it.

Kerry said

at 1:50 pm on Oct 20, 2010

the hardest thing about being a slave is not being to able to do anything you want and having to follow what one person says r more and not being able to make your own descision, my family would be strong and fight agaisnt it no matter what would happen they would stand up for them selves hopefully influencing others to do the same. my family are hard workers but they dont like people telling them what to do they want to be able to do what they want

Jimmy said

at 1:50 pm on Oct 20, 2010

If I were a slave I would try not to screw up so I wouldn't get wipped.

Anthoneshea said

at 1:50 pm on Oct 20, 2010

One of the hardest parts of being a slave is that my family and i have to work for our masters allday. Also sometimes i have noone because my family gets seperated or sold to other slave owners.

Destiny said

at 4:33 pm on Oct 20, 2010

the hardest thing of being a slave would be working all day and night and having to be whipped if I don't work fast enough . and also would be not having an education && not knowing what the world is like outside of where i work & live

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