It was a widely held belief that Indigenous people were an inferior race and would eventually die out. Many policies enacted on them had a greatly detrimental effect upon their cultural heritage. Policies such as the forced Indigenous people off the land and into government reserves, the assimilation policy tried to force Indigenous people to adopt a Western lifestyle by giving up their traditional lifestyle and beliefs. They were expected to live and act like ‘white Australians’ but were denied equal wages, work conditions and welfare benefits received by other Australians. Other policies attempted to ‘breed-out’ Indigenous Australians by pairing an Indiginous individual with a white partner.
Society has marginalised them and hence forth they have been rejected so they group themselves with people of the same culture, religion, skin colour, etc. These refugees need to be surrounded by familiar people for safety, to not feel defeated in purpose and to make sure that they are not disliked, discouraged and dejected. Asylum Seekers fled from their countries because of war and poverty. They came to Australia for a better
Many of the Native Americans suffered from disease, starvation and death because of the forced relocation to the west. A change in climate and environment did not assist with the relocation of this society that had first existed on the American soil. This tragic incident is most remembered as the “The Trail of Tears”. Furthermore, the lack of compensation, by the government, to the Native Americans destroyed, the already diminishing, numbers of their eastern tribes. Many Americans opposed the removal of the Native Americans and argued that they too had been civilized and should be allowed to remain on the homelands, specifically Davey Crocket.
Historically Institutional racism plays a major role in hindering the progress of Indigenous people. Institutional racism is addressed in the paper as a key factor in the social disadvantage and consecutive high unemployment rate amongst Indigenous Australians. Australia is privy to a history of wrongdoing against its Indigenous community. Andrew Armitage writes of the British invasion in 1788; ‘the land needed for the colony was obtained by an act of dispossession, assisted in British law by the convenient assumption that Australia was terra nullius (vacant, unoccupied land)’. The invasion was the cause of the ‘land wars’ that ensued and resulted in the massacre and decimation of the Aboriginal people (Armitage, 1995, p. 17).
The government’s quick implementation of Executive Order 9066 in reaction to the public’s panic, not only was unconstitutional and violated Japanese American rights, but also resulted in needless effort and attention towards the internment camps, making this an act of racism, not a military necessity. The United States government did not hold the right to intern Japanese Americans because of their ethnic background. People argued that the Japanese immigrants in the United States posed as a threat but fact is, 127,100 Japanese-Americans, about two thirds of whom were American born citizens, were evacuated (Powell). The Japanese-Americans had the same rights as any other American citizen, yet they were still interned. The public went straight to the conclusion that all people of
The North with all the industrial business had a total different way of life and can see how they totally disagreed with the way slaves were being used and treated. As said in political objective section Lincoln wanted a military victory prior to announcing the emancipation proclamation because he knew it would cause many more problems. Lincoln’s impatience and no military experience did render him from making better decisions which could have ended the war earlier and with less deaths and injuries. With the north controlling most of the railroads and weapons they had a huge advantage over the south, if he could have been a little more patient and trained his men properly could also have ended this much earlier. With the number of personnel the rebels had vs union was little to none, they held off the north by smart tactics of well-trained officers.
He approached the group and realised that white people were talking in a familiar language which he couldn´t remember. These people looked very friendly and Buckley started speaking in English which it was his mother tongue. At first, the Aborigines tried to kill the white people, but Buckley was contrary to this and he negotiated very well between the two sides. He made a great deal that was the following: white people to gave some blankets and food to the Aborigines and they would receive Australian land. For British people to get to the new land was an important issue, while the Aborigines did not share that same sense of ownership.
Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolution did not bring about change, because the rights, class structure and government remained the status quo in the colonies. For the most part, the rights of the colonists did undergo a transformation because of the Revolutionary War. It is a widely held belief that the war was declared in defense of the natural rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, the war did little in protecting these rights. After the war, there was still no liberty for blacks; in fact, the colonists disliked the idea of granting freedom to Blacks that they refused their offer to fight on the side of the patriots.
Major differences in political culture included the lack of a strong aristocratic class in America, the growing diversity and factional conflicts in different regions of the colonies, and the American view that members of their representative assemblies had the right to make changes in local constitutions. Americans had a long record of disobeying and rejecting acts of parliament. They thought the British discarded this common heritage of liberty that kept the empire together and felt there was a conspiracy to destroy it on both sides of the coin. Before the seven years war, the colonists had set up their own political arena though they were similar to England. When the war was over that is when the issue of taxation without representation started.
The younger generation of the aboriginal culture was forced into residential schools, which isolated them from their culture, family, and their ways of life. Conflict theory is based on two principles: power is the core of all relationships and is scarce, making it unequally divided in society, and dominant groups promote their social values and ideologies at the expense of minorities (Ravelli & Webber, 2012, p. 48). The first principle can be applied to the fact that the government wanted to secure the land and follow the Anglicised method of individual property in Canada; the aboriginals were not allowing that to happen (McClinchey, B. Residential Schools, 2013). Conflict theorists would argue that this was a selfish act due to a power struggle.