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In our countries past many minorities have faced discrimination Native Americans have faced brutal deadly discrimination now they are all but extinct African Americans have also faced deadly discrimination merely because of the color of their skin And Japanese-Americans faced inhumane discrimination due to World War II Firstly the Native Americans in this countries history have faced unrelenting discrimination because of their ethnic background At Wounded Knee the Minneconjou Indian tribe was massacred brutally The cavalry had orders to escort the tribe to a camp on Wounded Knee Creek There Chief Big Foot and over 300 women and children faced their brutal death at the hands of the soldiers Comparably Chief White Antelope of the Cheyenne faced a bloody death He had made a standing peace treaty with the white people This didnt seem to matter to the white soldiers however As troops approached the Cherokee and Arapaho came the Indians had a US flag raised high to signify the treaty the troops fired anyway killing over 400 warriors women and children And finally theres the Cherokee Trail of Tears At the time the white people were constantly moving westward and pushing the Indians out of their way The Supreme Court ruled this unconstitutional however as Andrew Jackson moved them anyway He forced them to endure a long and grueling walk in which many women and children died All of this violence against was committed merely because they were Indians Secondly up until the 1960s the African Americans faced considerable discrimination because of the color of their skin Previously African Americans were expected to do the labor of white people In the summer they often worked long and laborious hours in the fields Many women worked in the kitchen for white families Most of the time they didnt even have time to take care of their own families as they were always caring for white families In 1968 Malcolm X was
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