Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
The governor launched an attack on the free blacks and slaves of Puerto Rico. On this occasion, he issued the Bando Contra La Raza Negra [Decree against the (Black) Race]. This was a repressive and punitive decree that made no distinction between free Africans and slaves. It was enough merely to be a descendant of Africans to be included in the stipulations of the decree. According to Article I, any offence in which members of the African race, free or enslaved, were involved, would be tried and punished by a military court.
Article II reaffirmed the superiority before the law of the White person over the Black person when it pointed out that any African taking up arms against whites “even if the aggression were justified,” would, if he were a slave, be executed, and if free, would have his right hand cut off.