It is not uncommon for one to see slavery as the clearest example of racism in America to date. The idea that numerous people don’t consider is that slavery could have existed in America before racism did, and there is a tremendous amount of evidence supporting both sides of this issue. After analyzing the evidence for both sides of this argument, it is undeniable that slavery existed before racism in America and thus was the cause of racism in America, not vice versa.
It may seem strange to visualize that one could possibly enslave a race without being racist towards them. However, that is not true, one must remember the first forms of labor that farmers had in America, was indentured servants.