Native American Stereotypes Research Paper

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Growing up, we hear ethnic slurs and jokes, which has a tendency to contribute to stereotyping. Being German, Irish, French, and Native American, there were plenty of alcohol related jokes made through the years. Especially with Germany, France, and Ireland ranking in the top 20 with the United States ranking at number 40 (Alcohol: Drink up, 2007). In the United States, the top ethnic groups for alcohol consumption include Hispanics, blacks, Asian Americans, and Native Americans (Caetano, Clark, & Tam, 1998). Living in the United States and being Native American, the decision to look into the Native Americans and alcohol stereotype was made. Researching alcohol related issues to include race and ethnicity; I noticed much of the research

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