Native American Discrimination Examples

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While USA is considered by many an example of democracy, and becaon of freedom, its history is littered with examples of discrimination of various groups. Native American Indians, African Americans, Women, Italians, Jews, Irish, Asians, were all discriminated at some point in time in USA. It is undobtedly an achievement of democracy that those shameful episodes are mostly behind us. I would like to talk about individual freedoms by looking at several examples of discrimination and how that discrimination was overcome.
When talking about democracy, and bieng a part of a society, there is probably nothing more fundamental than the right to vote.
Native American population was not allowed to vote, nor partake in political process until 1924, when Indian
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While preparing for this essay, i had to research both modern day and historical examples of discrimination. And while thinking about discrimination and means to overcome it, it became evident to me, that while it is critical to ensure equality of all members of society, and make sure that there is no room for bias and discrimination, it is also important to keep in mind that the anti-discrimination measures we take, can accidentally lead to undesired effect of discriminating other groups. An example of one such debate is debate around Proposition 209 enacted in California on november 3rd 1997, which in short is "A state ban on all forms of affirmative action was passed in California: "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting." It is my hope that one day we will live in a society that is free of descrimination, and in which the only criteria by which people are going to be judged is

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