This unit reveal that the new nation lacked diversity. Only white people had rights. African were slaves, they had no freedom of speech. They were forced to live in horrible conditions. “The stench of the hold while we were on the coast was so intolerably loathsome, that it was dangerous to remain there for any time,” stated Olaudah Equiano in “Aboard a Slave Ship”. Whenever they tried to sneak food to eat, they would get in trouble for the wrong acts. “Preferring death to such a life of misery, “Africans would jump overboard on a ship or drown because they did not want to be slaves.