I’m an American not Afro-American

Kelvin Scruggs
Gulfport, MS

Is the United States of America the only nation that classifies people by race at birth? At one time it was important classify people by race. The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives. It is 226 years later and as a nation we still have not learned the concept of the human race.


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