Racism far exceeds just Black and White or Hispanic and Asian. Often forgotten, the American Indian has experienced a great deal of racism in the U.
Racism far exceeds just Black and White or Hispanic and Asian. Often forgotten, the American Indian has experienced a great deal of racism in the U. Although many people overlook or excuse the behavior of the settlers, this was the home of the Indian person before Christopher Columbus.
Contrary to popular belief, Columbus didn't discover America, the Indians already called this vast land home. And like any person defending their home or territory, the Indians fought to keep their land. It seems a shame that Native Americans are subjected to racism in a country they called their own but they do.
According to the United States Department of Justice Native Americans experience per capita more than twice the rates of violence as the average American citizen.
American Indians are the victim of violence by those of other races more than 70 percent of the time. So why then is the public not aware of these statistics? The answer is horrifyingly simple; the justice system in American does not tend to care for its native sons and daughters.
The DOJ states that some of the problem is reporting of crimes by Indians but they also admit that police officers nationwide are not equipped with the knowledge needed to fight crime within Native tribes. Many times because tribal members live on reservations local police are reluctant or discouraged from responding to crimes against natives.
In affect this leaves many tribes policing themselves that can get difficult because of tribal ties. Racism against Native Americans More good reading: Native Americans in the United States Hundreds of native peoples made up of millions of individuals occupied the lands that would become the United States of America.
During the colonial and independent periods, a long series of Indian Wars were fought with the primary objective of obtaining much of North America as territory of the U.
Through warsmassacre, forced displacement such as in the Trail of Tearsrestriction of food rights, and the imposition of treaties, land was taken and numerous hardships imposed. Ideologies justifying the context included stereotypes of Native Americans as "merciless Indian savages" as described in the United States Declaration of Independence and the quasi-religious doctrine of Manifest Destiny which asserted divine blessing for U.
The most rapid invasion occurred in the California gold rush, the first two years of which saw the deaths of tens of thousands of Indians. Following the American invasion, Native Californians were enslaved in the new state from statehood in to Military and civil resistance by Native Americans has been a constant feature of American history.
So too have a variety of debates around issues of sovereignty, the upholding of treaty provisions, and the civil rights of Native Americans under U. Discrimination, marginalization Once their territories were incorporated into the United States, surviving Native Americans were denied equality before the law and often treated as wards of the state.
Tens of thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives were forced to attend a residential school system which sought to reeducate them in white settler American values, culture and economy--to "kill the Indian, saving the man.
The World watch Institute notes that reservations are threatened by environmental hazards, while Western Shoshone land has been subjected to more than 1, nuclear explosions.
While formal equality has been legally granted, American IndiansAlaska NativesNative Hawaiiansand Pacific Islanders remain among the most economically disadvantaged groups in the country, and suffer from high levels of alcoholism and suicide. Forgotten Story of Indian Slavery When Americans think of slavery, our minds create images of Africans inhumanely crowded aboard ships plying the middle passage from Africa, or of blacks stooped to pick cotton in Southern fields.
We don't conjure images of American Indians chained in coffles and marched to ports like Boston and Charleston, and then shipped to other ports in the Atlantic world.
Yet Indian slavery and an Indian slave trade were ubiquitous in early America. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, tens of thousands of America's native peoples were enslaved, many of them transported to lands distant from their homes.
Our historical mythology posits that American Indians could not be enslaved in large numbers because they too readily succumbed to disease when exposed to Europeans and they were too wedded to freedom to allow anyone to own them. Yet many indigenous people developed resistance to European diseases after being exposed to the newcomers for well over a century.There, we can find that at least five ethnic groups in United States, they are, European American, African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Native American themselves.
The ethnic disparity (ethnic class) which occurs in United States unfortunately make a racial prejudice and discrimination from the major ethnicity toward the.
Native Americans face serious and perhaps insurmountable economic, social, and political hardships in the United States, many of which start as early in their lives as their basic elementary. Racism against Native Americans.
More good reading:Native Americans in the United States. Hundreds of native peoples made up of millions of individuals occupied the lands that would become the United States of America.
Racism against Native Americans persists A Rosebud Sioux woman reflects on the ways prejudice pervades Rapid City.
The Native American Behind the Stereotype in The Pioneers Throughout the history of American literature, the Native American is rarely presented as a fully developed character; instead, he is degraded to a mere caricature, one deeply rooted in traditional racial prejudices.
Stereotypes and Prejudices. Racism against African-Americans is still prevalent in the United States. Despite laws and other protections against discrimination, African-Americans still face discrimination in housing, employment, and education. Give four examples of discriminatory practices against African-Americans in the United States.