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October 5, 2016 | | 3 Comments

The article I chose provides an insight into the daily struggle Native Americans face with racism. It provides an explanation for how racism directly affects their lives and inability to have any type of mobility economically and socially. The author explains how poverty and racism can be directly linked, especially when an entire ethnic group is mostly living in poverty.  Furthermore, the article states the importance of institutional racism and how this affects minorities’ future. Their futures are determined by the jobs available and schools provided. Additionally, if there are no jobs available surrounding the area and the schools have little to no funding it makes it difficult for anyone to get out of poverty.  Lastly, the author portrays the unfairness of the American Dream and how not everyone receives the same opportunities to achieve it, especially not Native Americans.

–  Naomi Bracho


3 Comments so far

  1.    Asim Shariff on October 6, 2016 12:27 am

    The article you chose sounds interesting. Its true that not every one is able to achieve the American Dream. Many people face discrimination and racism like the Native Americans. Also many groups of people are in poverty and they lack education, which prevents them from improving their lives.

  2.    Hallie Peller on October 6, 2016 1:28 am

    It’s interesting that your article seems to talk about poverty and racism in general while it affects many different communities, not just Native Americans like we read in ATD. The American Dream is really interesting, especially the way it’s analyzed in Gatsby- definitely recommend it!

  3.    Eugenia Theodosopoulos on October 6, 2016 4:09 am

    I concur. You brought up location and it’s so important. New York has the most opportunity because we were a trading hub and are currently a finance center. We have some of the best general education. But that’s where we go to school. Worse neighborhoods don’t have the money for textbooks or quality teachers, which leads to a never ending cycle for most people.

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