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Racial Discrimination

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S: Racial Discrimination

FC: Racial Discrimination | By: David, Nick & Brayson

1: Table of Contents | Chapter 1: AFrican Americans Pg. 4-11 Chapter 2: Hispanics Pg. 12-18 Chapter 3: American Indians Pg. 19-25

2: Lashes on your back, scars, excruciating pain. These are some of the hardships that African-American slaves faced almost everyday during the 14th-19th centuries. That just shows how people thought of them as unequals. Although that is how they were treated back then, racism against African-Americans has somewhat ceased, but some people might disagree.

3: Discrimination against Hispanics has increased because of the immigration problem. Ever since the beginning of anti-immigration Hispanics have been main targets for racial profiling, especially for laws like Georgia’s HB 87 which specifically aims at people based on their skin color. In the 1980s there was only a small amount of Hispanics but with the increase of immigrants there was a decrease of jobs for white people and black people which enraged them. This has believed to be one of the causes. The laws that have been put up are believed to be racially motivated and should be taken down because of their unconstitutionality.

4: African Americans | African-Americans

5: African Americans | African-American segregation began when white settlers brought African-American slaves over from Africa in the 1300’s. They would be brought to auction houses to be sold away from their families to new masters. | Early Racism

6: African Americans | The Three-Fifths Compromise was an article in the US Constitution that after much conflict, stated that African-Americans only counted as 3/5 of a person in the census. | Three-Fifths Compromise

7: African Americans | During the Civil War | During the Civil War, white slave owners in the South kept African-American slaves on plantations. They made them work in fields and whipped them if they didn't obey. In the fields, the slaves had to pick cotton and often had cuts and soars by the end of every day.

8: African Americans | Jim Crow Laws | The Jim Crow Laws were laws that were active from 1876 to 1965. They separated colored from white people “equally” after the Civil War. Southern US segregation was called "de jure" and northern segregation was called "de facto".

9: African Americans | Martin Luther King Jr. | Martin Luther King Jr. was a Civil Rights leader in the late 50’s and the 60’s. He was famous for delivering his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. He was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis.

10: African Americans | Ku Klux Klan | The Ku Klux Klan(KKK) is a terrorist organization of Catholic Caucasians in the United States. They are known for violent acts against other races that don't do what they say. They are known for burning houses and killing civilians.

11: African Americans | Today

12: Hispanics | Hispanics

13: Hispanics | Over the years Hispanic discrimination has been increasing, but there are a few laws against it. For example the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title Vll made it illegal to deny, fire, or to differ the amount of pay because of someone ethnic group. Though of course this is a law and laws can and will be broken. | Laws Against Racism

14: Hispanics | Immigration Laws | One of the problems associated with discrimination against Hispanics is Immigration. There are several laws in several states that target them because of their skin color. Take HB 87 as an example. This is a law in Georgia that allowed police officers to pull over anyone that is "suspected" of being an illegal immigrant.

15: Hispanics | This means that even though you are a citizen of the U.S you will get pulled over and be asked to show your green card, but only if you look Hispanic. Luckily this law was stopped due to businesses closing down due to customers fleeing the country. Another example of a racist law would be Alabama's HB 56. It contains the same idea as HB 87, if you look Hispanic they can simply arrest you. Though it adds a little more, each school would have to provide to immigration status of every student there is. Reports, studies and interviews show that some kids will be discouraged from going to school.

16: Hispanics | Immigration Laws cont. | One of the most controversial laws that has been subjected is Arizona's SB 1070. This law allows officers to ask people who are suspected to be an alien once they are pulled over for breaking another law.

17: Hispanics | Borders | In 2006 George Bush proposed a solution to immigration: getting 6,000 nation guards to seal the Mexican-American border. What he didn't think of was sealing the Canadian-American border. A few months later Ahmed Ressam was apprehended at the Canadian border. His car was full of explosives and after being questioned police knew what he was going to do: bomb the Los Angeles Airport.

18: Hispanics | Hate Crimes | There have been hate crimes committed against Hispanics through out history. During the Gold Rush there were 163 Mexicans lynched in California. But that was in 1848. From 2003 to 2007 there was an increase of crimes against Hispanics by over 40%, from 426 to 595. This kind of hate comes from the heart and it will never be fully stopped.

19: American Indians | American Indians

20: American Indians | Discrimination Today | The American Indians of today still face many challenges due to their race. It was 1924 when they first got their independence in the United States, even though they were the first ones to live here. When this happened, they had to give up all of their culture and adopt to "Civilized Lives." Despite the fact that American Indians were the first ones here, they still receive social, political, and economic discrimination.

21: American Indians | Social Discrimination | Social racism is most common in the border towns surrounding the Indian Reserves. In the US, their are 310 reservations and all of them have reported racism. In 2006, three white men beat a Navajo man because he was American Indian. On the same reserve in 1974, # Navajo men were beat and burned to death by some border town high school students. After that, they only recieved a light sentence of 2 years in juvenile hall.

22: American Indians | Economical Discrimination | Indian people also suffer from economical racism in the border towns around the reservations. Many of the non Indians around the reservations will not serve Indian people or allow them in their businesses. This limits the access to basic supplies to Indian people or forces them to travel further to get them.

23: American Indians | Political Discrimination | They also face political discrimination. In some cases, Indian people who have treaty rights to hunt and fish have been assaulted by non Indian protesters. In the 1990's, a judge granted the lac du flambeau Indians 240,000 dollars in damages from

24: American Indians | Reserves | Today there are still American Indian reserves all across the United States. Some think these reserves are specially meant for the American Indians to fit their culture and some think it is like they are treated like slaves. They also have rights that people in the border towns surrounding them don't which leads to conflict.

25: American Indians

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