Peobeus Reflective Writing: Week One

In Bell’s book “Are We Not Saved” we are introduced to the concept of what if? and why not? and how the decisions were made for the Constitution. It is troubling to even think back to the time in which the Constitution of the United States was written, and how the country was constructed for its foundation for the future. Why were Black people still enslaved? In fact, why are Black people are still enslaved today.
One of the most powerful passages in the book was in regards to how the pattern of slavery may not be broken if it is allowed within the Constitution. In retrospect, I wonder if the founding leaders who wrote the Constitution understood the context of the words? 
3. What are the important issues that Lerner discusses in her writings about slavery and the struggle for survival? (from previous week)
4. Discuss Davis’ stance on the role of the Black female and Black male in the Black slave family. Do her views seem in line or at odds with what Lerner reports?
5. What were your intellectual and/or emotional reactions to the Lerner and Davis writings?
6. When possible, connect the Bell and Davis (and Lerner) readings and the Constitution to the following:
An important issue or discovery that surfaced during the class discussion on slavery (week 1).
A personal life experience (i.e. interaction with someone directly involved in slavery, a trip to a notable museum or to the African slave forts, etc.)
7. What implications do the issues addressed in Bell and Davis (and Lerner) have for the analysis or understanding of the education of Blacks in the U.S.? What impact does/did the Constitution and the attitudes of its framers have on the education of Blacks in the U.S.?