The New Trail of Tears

Author: Naomi Schaefer Riley
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038546
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history. There is no doubt that white settlers devastated Indian communities in the 19th, and early 20th centuries. But it is our policies today—denying Indians ownership of their land, refusing them access to the free market and failing to provide the police and legal protections due to them as American citizens—that have turned reservations into small third-world countries in the middle of the richest and freest nation on earth. The tragedy of our Indian policies demands reexamination immediately—not only because they make the lives of millions of American citizens harder and more dangerous—but also because they represent a microcosm of everything that has gone wrong with modern liberalism. They are the result of decades of politicians and bureaucrats showering a victimized people with money and cultural sensitivity instead of what they truly need—the education, the legal protections and the autonomy to improve their own situation. If we are really ready to have a conversation about American Indians, it is time to stop bickering about the names of football teams and institute real reforms that will bring to an end this ongoing national shame.

Issues in Race and Ethnicity

Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 154431633X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the wake of a divisive presidential election charged with debates over immigration and identity politics, Americans continue to grapple with questions of race and ethnicity. This collection of nonpartisan and thoroughly researched reports focuses on provocative issues including gentrification, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the resurgence of white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the "Alt-Right." Because it’s CQ Researcher, the policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of the debate. Chapters follow a set template, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, an overview of the current situation, and a look ahead. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, “yes/no” debate box, photos, charts, and figures.

L segeld f r Mercy Carter

Author: Caroline B. Cooney
ISBN: 9783551581167
Format: PDF
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Kampf der kanadischen Indianer gegen die Einwanderer: Im Jahre 1704 herrscht in Europa Krieg zwischen Frankreich und England, der auf die Kolonien in der Neuen Welt übergreift. Die Indianer kämpfen auf der Seite der Franzosen. Mohawks überfallen eine englische Siedlung, morden und brandschatzen und entführen viele Gefangene, vor allem Kinder in die Wildnis. Eindrücklich wird der lange Marsch durch Schnee und Eis zu den Indianersiedlungen geschildert. Die Gefangenen sind hin und hergerissen: Sollen sie sich mit ihren Entführern solidarisieren oder ihnen trotzen? Die Erlebnisse der 14-jährigen Mercy dienen der Schriftstellerin als Grundlage der schauerlichen Geschichte. Diese ungeschminkte Erzählung wird geschichtsinteressierten Jugendlichen ab 14 Jahren gefallen. Ab 14 Jahren, gut, Hanspeter Kiefer.