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Unformatted text preview: 1. The course began discussing the fate of Indians and blacks in colonial and nineteenth century America. What have been the legacies of mass extermination and slavery in the past on the present? Introduction History of Indians and blacks Indians as savages, blacks as capital Present-day situations Thesis: Legacies have left Indians and blacks disadvantaged Indians Indian reservations land, water, resources deprived; major poverty Indians fought in WWII Navajo language as code (Takaki Ch. 14); soldiers came back to poverty Environmental hazards concerning living conditions, minorities at forefront White Blacks Jim Crow laws Equal rights movement King Equal rights vs. economic struggle failure to relieve blacks from poverty (Takaki Ch. 15) Homelessness, minorities more likely homeless Blau Connecting Indian and black legacies what does this mean? Conclusion: 5. The future is unknown, of course, but at the start of this class almost all the students said that 5....
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- Fall '07