NR: Were blacks dignified and shown human respect by considering them 3/5ths of a person for the census?<quoted text>
Well, considering that the 3/5ths compromise lent power to the slaveholders, and increased their power over the federal government I am going to say no. Free black people in the North were counted as one person, and it was not the slavers who did not want the slaves counted as the same. It served them well to be able to claim the proportion that included people they considered their property. You really don't understand the most basic thing about what you are arguing. The fact that you are siding with slavers, AND talking about dignity and respect is baffling. The farce is expanded when you accuse others of racism.
Yes or no?
Johnny Carbon: I am going to say no.