In terms of other people’s views, I’m usually fairly tolerant but Jupiter Hammon in chapter 4 of African American Religious History had an ideology that I simply couldn’t agree with. I understand that he took a passive, forgiving approach(which isn’t wrong at all) but it seems quite skewed from my perspective. He speaks on his “brethren”, stated on page 35, as if they are unable to survive without the cruel mistreatment of their oppressors. Hammon also states that a slave’s master is only cruel and abusive if the servant doesn’t freely obey them which triggered me the most. First, it’s difficult for enslaved people to freely(oxymoron) obey someone who stripped them of everything they have. Second, his thought process is like saying victims of domestic violence wouldn’t be beaten if they simply complied with their partner.

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