Native American Struggles

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“Native Americans had it the worst of any group! There’s really nothing that can be done now… Seriously…what “struggles” do they face now anyway?” (F).
Every single race, including Native Americans, faces struggles that may come across blind to other races. Education, employment opportunities and measure of wealth are just a few factors that go hand and hand with race and racial connotations. It is true that college acceptance rate and race/ethnicity have some connection, but what does this special treatment mean? It gives the impression that minorities need the extra push, and it gives white students a reason to see race as an object or something that legitimately imposes on life chances. Andrea Smith, associate professor of media and cultural
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Smith, among other cases of both students and professionals- used the Native American race as a form of false entitlement. Smith had no edge, so she created one through misrepresentation, pointing out the pressures and assumptions pushed on Native Americans in professional and academic environments. Along with Native Americans being subject to racial fraud, they are also subject to more police shooting than any other race (Agorist 2). Native American activist Rexdale W. Henry was arrested for failure to pay a traffic fine and was found dead five days later in his Neshoba County jail cell; Paul Castaway, a Native American who suffered from schizophrenia, was shot and killed by police while holding a knife to his own throat during a mental breakdown, and the list goes on. These horrific “reports of unfair…show more content…
However, seeing race as more than something you are born with, but rather something thrust upon you at many different points in life is a good way to start. The racial profiling of African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans has been built into society throughout history through discriminatory traditions, assumptions and amplified stereotypes. Today, contemporary forms of mass media both enlightens people to and exemplifies the problem of racism in the United States. Just like the classic game of Jenga, one by one, race is consistently picked apart and manipulated as generations upon generations find new ways to define it. Just like the classic game of Jenga, every different race- the blocks in the game- is imposed on society as independent from one another. Pull the wrong one, however, and the foundation crumbles. No one block perfectly supports another, rather, it is all of them, every block, every person of every race that supports all the others in order to achieve a balanced
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