She re-defines it as being misleading. She states that normally we define “privilege” as being a favored state, either earned or with luck, being born privileged. McIntosh explores the interlocking of hierarchies and determines that they are both active parties in oppression, because it is imbedded in both. The dominant race are imbedded in believing that there is equality, and that racism comes in forms of actual intent of harming and being mean to other not included in the dominant category. The non-dominant of the races are led to be “unconfident, uncomfortable, and alienated.” This is what the different social classes are brought up to
The King Philip War significantly shifted the puritans’ attitude toward the Indians. The war not only inflicted pain and death upon the puritans, but also threatened the colony’s stability. The puritans thus became hostile toward the Indians and came to view them as enemies that needed to be eliminated in order to protect themselves as well as this “city on the hill”. In addition, John mentioned in his account that only a very small number of Indians were being converted to Christianity. The failure to convert the Native Americans to Christianity perhaps is another reason that changed the puritans’ attitude toward the Indians.
The treaties created were not fulfilled even though they guaranteed Indian privileges and protection from intruders, thus driving the Natives to exile. This was a time to assist the “common man”, but in turn it only hindered the ability of the general
Men in the colonies also were in charge of cultivation and labor work. The women in Native American tribes did the outside work. Europeans disapproved of this gender role difference greatly. Indian men did not even wish to interact with the Europeans who they saw as feminine because of the gender role differences. Religion was another difference between the Europeans and Indians.
In 1865, the white men wanted to open a road in the Powder River country, and none of the Indians were pleased with this because of how much land was already taken from them (Pg. 124 Brown). “..Our women and children will starve, but for my part I prefer to die fighting than by starvation,” (Pg. 130, Brown), Red Cloud said this at a peace conference, although Red Cloud wanted peace he cared for his people more and didn’t want them to starve so he took a stand against the white men. All through the summer of 1866 Red Cloud’s ally White Chief was involved in a relentless guerrilla war fare.
Through this confrontation Noonuccal force them to discover the loss of land to the industrialisation which ultimately changes the moral toward the aboriginal community. This notion is elucidated through the quote “Hard bitumen around your feet”. The quote creates a juxtaposition of two distinct cultures through the use of personification of the “tree” and the diction of the words “hard bitumen and around”. The effort of personifying “the tree” allows us to see how much the indigenous Australians value their ethnic and culture while the diction of the word “Hard and around” metaphorically reveals the Aboriginal connection to the land as being lost and trapped inside the modernised world of the white Europeans. It is this juxtaposition of the two cultures that allows the responders to see the loss of indigenous bond to nature to industrialisation.
As much as Canada tries to pride itself on treating everyone equally, unfortunately this is not even the case with those of true Canadian decent, our First Nations people. It is human to error, but these errors of judgement and turning a blind eye are costing this minority more than just hurt feelings, it is taking away their rights and making it harder for them to get ahead. Maybe the problem with inequality is people aren’t educated enough. Not educated enough to understand the harsh living conditions forced upon Canadian Aboriginal people, and damages being caused by these unfair limitations brought on by reserves and the Indian Act. These acts of violence do not give them the same opportunities to get ahead as the average while male or
Although improvements are being made, they are being made much to slowly in respect to the health, traditions, and cultures of Native Americans. It is time for the American society to understand the disadvantages our social structure creates by competition and dominance. Making changes to create equality in our society will help to alleviate the disadvantages our social structure creates for Native Americans. Works Cited Edles, Laura Desfor. Cultural Sociology in practice.
The Europeans did not want to continue down a this road of war with the Native Americans so in turn the Europeans wished to please them, and at some points were even spoiled more than there own settlers (Document E). The pampering of the Native Americans did not go over well with the European settlers and therefore the settlers retaliated with resentment and the killing of Native
The Indians didn’t believe in punishing their children the only punishment they would have had would have been having a bucket of cold water chucked over their heads, the punishment for a crime would have meant being banished from the camp to fend for themselves. The whites views on punishment were much different from the plain Indians as the whites did more serious punishment towards people who had committed a crime and much more severe. The Indians views on war were different from the white views on war, the Indians wouldn’t go out to war and base it on killing they would go out to war and base it on how many times they could go and touch their enemy with a stick as they believed this showed the bravery. The whites would have found this ridiculous. This isn’t as important as religion as the conflict would of manly a risen from s disagreement with religion as this what the main reason why most conflicts had