Question: English & Literature

The American experience of many with slavery can best be summed by John Grimke's explanation to Sarah before he dies. What is this explanation?

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John Grimke is a southern slave owner who opposes the institution of slavery. He believes it is an injustice that slaves are not taught to read or write, and believes slavery itself is unacceptable. However, John Grimke owns and maintains slaves and a plantation in order to provide for the welfare and comfort of his family. In other words, he finds it a necessary evil. He likewise believes that nothing good will come of challenging the system at that point in time, especially because he must worry for the safety and security of his family. As such, he remains silent in the face of evil.
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