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Posted August 1, 2008 at 8:09 AM via web

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What are the similarities and differences between the Native American civil rights struggle and that of African-Americans?

What are the similarities and differences between the Native American civil rights struggle and that of African-Americans?

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted August 14, 2008 at 8:35 PM (Answer #2)

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The Native Americans faced many of the same struggles that African-Americans did and still do.  They both have faced prejudice, cruelty, death, torture, neglect, etc., at the hands of the "white man."  The African-Americans were brought to the new world and suffered horrors through slavery; the Native Americans were run out of their own "home," many were killed, and then were forced onto reservations.  Both groups have had to fight very hard to overcome the obstacles that have been set against them when it comes to civil rights.  The African-American struggle was much more prominent in the media because the two groups handled the struggle very differently. Because the Native Americans were on reservations and lived very much in their own "world," they handled the civil rights struggle in a much more subdued way.

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