Images of Native Americans. A personal opiniated essay on native Americans being set aside of the government, And that the interests of this people must no longer be ignored by the masses

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The term 'American' brings a lot to the table. It is used to describe such a diverse group of people that differ ethnically, culturally, and economically but are supposed to be looked upon as 'one'. One group, that makes this country what it is today, and what it will become in the future. But are we really 'one'? In some ways perhaps. But, throughout the short history of the United States the interests of a large number of minorities have been repeatedly overlooked. None more perhaps than the interests of Native Americans. Woman, African Americans and even Hispanic Americans have all seemed to make great strides toward equality in the past 200 years. Native American's however, seem to have been set aside by the government with a 'out of sight, out of mind attitude.' This must change. The interests of this people must no longer be ignored by the masses.

It is only then that we can truly look upon this great country as 'one'.

The issue of race comes up almost daily. Whether it be the O.J. trial or a racial slur that one might overhear in a conversation, race is definitely a hot topic. Why? After 200 years one would think that the people of this country would be able to set aside their notions that people of different races are really that different. Yes, science has proven some physical differences but none that make one inherently better than the other. The problem, as I see it, is that the people of this country choose to look at the problem of racism as something that will never change. Many believe that racism exists and always will, and trying to change will be useless. This is definitely not the case. Look at the tremendous advances the African-Americans have made...