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Unformatted text preview: part Asian or have issues which culture they want to choose to practice. From what I have seen I feel like it is more black and white for larger groups of minorities whereas for Native Americans it is more grey. One thing that I am still having trouble grasping is the issues of alcoholism and suicide in Native Americans. The article talks about a vortex lifestyle and plenty of insecurities and issues related to Native Americans in particular but I personally feel as if these issues are solely related to poverty. When looking at any other groups throughout the United States who suffer from extreme poverty, you see these common characteristics as well. It is not that I do not see suicide and alcoholism as serious issues; I just think that social injustice is not to blame as much as poverty is. Question: Do you believe the BIA & U.S. government sees blood quantum as one last ditch effect to completely assimilate Native Americans?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course ATH 304 taught by Professor Lempert during the Summer '11 term at Miami University.
- Summer '11