Tuesday, November 13, 2012

3-Ring Binder Is Moving!

Hello Everyone,

While working with Rethinking Hell, I have been turned on to Wordpress, so come check out the 3-Ring Binder blog at http://3ringbinder3.wordpress.com/

Enjoy!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Why the 3/5 Compromise Didn't Denigrate Blacks

In this post, I'll be going in a little bit of a different direction than I normally do. Today, I'm gonna look at U.S. History, specifically, the 3/5 Compromise, and explain why those who point to it as denigrating to African Americans have things reversed.

The 3/5 Compromise refers to Article I, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads:



Representatives 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 (Kennedy, Cohen, and Bailey A32)