A Lifetime of Bad Feelings
Although this Era of Good Feelings is treating a majority of this Nation's population well, there are many members of this society that are not "feeling good". These people consist of women, slaves, and the native tribes that were here long before these Americans. The group that is treated the most poorly by these seemingly high powered white men, are the African American people, and their lives are shaped by racism. For talking a lot about being free, these Americans think the white race has the power to own African Americans. Whether they are owned or free, I haven't seen a person of black color treated like an equal throughout my entire trip. After doing some research, I learned that by law, slaves are property. As described by others who observed this unfair treatment, a slave has "no wife, no children, no country, no home". Even free, African Americans were seen as dangerous people. From my observations, there is no Era of Good Feelings for the black population, not in America.