Who had it worse?  By mrjacobovich MaleSilver MedalSilver TrophySuper Star

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mrjacobovich says Both were were enslaved. Both were murdered. Blacks were stolen. Natives were slaughtered to near extinction. Who had it worse? (No offensiveness intended.)

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    11 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    All civilisations had slaves, even Africans. The Native Americans went through way worse.
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    guest from Massachusetts, United States
    My language was illegal until the late 60's. My cousin was sterilized in 1978 against her will by a BIA run clinic. Native population was decimated, Black population increasing still today. Natives are still openly made fun in mainstream media today and it is acceptable but it is deplorable to make fun of a black person. To this day, the US government openly breaks treaties with Natives but pursues numerous programs for the black community. When black people were freed and given rights (although limited) it was still the policy of the United States to eradicate Natives ( Andrew Jackson's policies are still in affect today ). To this day, Natives must still register and provide certification that they are Native...the only race required to prove blood quantum. do you see black slave costumes for sale or see sports teams with derogatory names against black people.
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    6 days ago
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    guest from Texas, United States
    Native Indians had it 100 times worst
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    8 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    I don't think it's right to compare the sufferings of people as more or less, and to say that one had it much worse is to brush off the others' history as not as important.
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    10 months ago
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    guest from Oklahoma, United States
    I think black people do go through as much as Native American,we got starved,infected with unknown diseases and we were almost never used as slaves just as cattle and for target practice
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    11 months ago
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    guest from New Jersey, United States
    Not all Native Americans were the same.
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    11 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    All civilisations had slaves, even Africans. The Native Americans went through way worse.
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    10 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    Some places still have slavery and slave trade (one of which is Libya, a country in Africa).
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    9 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    And some countries in Africa still have slaves
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    1 year ago
    ico +3
    90% of them died from diseases. That didn't happen to the black slaves did it?
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    Native Americans have already been treated as slaves by the Encomienda system. All of the genocide history due to the difference in religion that I am not going to type out but everyone should know. Also, Natives were given reservations and casinos while Africans were given education, housing, food, medical aid, and legal assistance due to the Freedmen's Bureau. Most people truly believe that segregation was towards only African American when it was towards every colored person. Kids in school mostly learn about Civil Right Movements, at least in my days. But, they spend only 5% on colonization eras. Nowadays, I have never met more than 5 Native Americans while Black population increases every single day. Some do make fun of Black people on the social media but they quickly disappear when people find out their name, address, social security, etc. People religiously fight racists and protect Black people these days.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Alberta, Canada
    I am African American. Whoever thinks blacks got it worse clearly has never been educated on American history. Everything that happened to us happened to natives, two additional things that make it that natives got it worse is they were wiped till near extinction, and how many natives you see with high up positions or even celebrities.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Minnesota, United States
    Black people had it way worse and its not close. Native Americans even owned black slaves and white people saw Natives as "tameable savages".
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Provincia de San Jose, Costa Rica
    There's still millions of black africans in Africa, native americans are a tiny minority in what used to be their own continent, not just in the US.
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    11 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    African Americans went through nothing compared to Native Americans. I'm not saying that Black people weren't treated bad, but the Natives were (and still are) treated way worse. Freed African Americans were usually hired by the U.S. government as "Buffalo Soldiers". One of the main things Buffalo soldiers did was helping the government "control" the Native American population. When something bad happens to Black person, everybody hears and pretty much everyone cares about it. When something bad happens to Native Americans and their land, less people hear and care about it. Every single genocide and massacre of Native Americans in the past are usually covered up or called a "battle". U.S. history books usually call events such as the Battle of Little Bighorn a massacre committed by Natives, yet they refer to the Wounded Knee Massacre as the "Battle of Wounded Knee". The U.S. is all just stolen land covered up with lies.
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    9 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    Africans had slaves and STILL HAVE slaves.
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    9 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    Fun fact . One of the first people to have slaves in america was a black person after being enslaved himself.
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    9 months ago
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    The first slave owner in the United States was a black man. You can't say that the Native Americans had it less bad because they owned black slaves. I'm sure there were Black slave owners whom owned Native Americans.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from California, United States
    At least the black slaves had it better. As for the Native Americans, well, their homes make Detroit look like paradise and are comparable to the Middle East, sans vegetation.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Florida, United States
    Blacks still get treated unfairly.....
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Provincia de San Jose, Costa Rica
    Native americans still get treated way worse.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Ohio, United States
    Native Americans had to worse and still do. Compare how the blacks live even in the ghetto compared to Native American that are still forced to live in squalor
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    1 year ago
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    guest from New Jersey, United States
    natives because we cheated them very badly and other things that are similar
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Florida, United States
    black slaves because their in chains and forced to work for people they don't wanna work with.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Provincia de San Jose, Costa Rica
    Native americans were also enslaved and they got replaced in their own continent.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Arizona, United States
    Natives had it worst. after the whole thing with slavery and segregation was over we continued to live it. We native americans weren't granted any citizen ship years after MLK speech. Aldo we own slaves those were the eastern natives.( which no disrespect) You guys gave up by just simple disease and small wars. Well in the west it was kill as much as you can and scalp them for little change. We also lost almost all our culture and homeland, you guys are lucky to still have that.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Tennessee, United States
    The native Americans had it the worst. They were being attacked from all sides the white man wanted their land even the african americans jumped in with the buffalo soldiers murdering raping and robbing the tribes. To this day the tribes are still getting the short end of the stick if any race has a ligetimate claim for compensation it would be the native Americans. My family still has the tax papers on my great great grandmother from the 1920s who was a Cherokee.
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    1 year ago
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    justrovering Male from Georgia, United States
    Both suffered the major difference was Black where looked on as valuable property which meant protective investment in many cases Blacks where treated better than non slaves due to the capital investment similar to owner farm equipment. Native American where not looked on as a investment they where a pure liability which was how to take from them. The blacks never had congress impose bounties or war on its people. Millions not thousands men women and children where killed.
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    1 year ago
    ico
    Black slaves were put in zoos by white people 100 years ago. They were burnt and lynched. Their women and Children too.Whites came to different coastal locations in west Africa and forced blacks into slave ships with their guns.They made blacks to pick cotton for them. They carried off many blacks with feces and urine in slave ships. All the whites who say native indians suffered the most are not even honest. They are hypocrites.
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    1 year ago
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    justrovering Male from Georgia, United States
    your comments show your lack of knowledge of American history
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Texas, United States
    how were native Americans treated worst than black people
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Alberta, Canada
    It was the Spanish that went to Africa for forced the people on the ships, basically it was the Spanish who started the slave trading.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Alberta, Canada
    Your an Alberten stay in your lane, we all know what goes on in Alberta.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Texas, United States
    It was the Portuguese not the Spaniards.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Texas, United States
    Douche.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Mississippi, United States
    Y’all kill each other and blame whites people for it . Native Americans are still suffering . When Black were free they were giving 40 akers and a mule . Natives were put in reservation and were still were being slaughtered . Blacks like you are uneducated . Always thought y’all have it worse than any other race .
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Maryland, United States
    You’re an idiot if you think African Amaricans got 40 acres or a mule.
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    you sir r a simpleton
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    you sir a simpleton and slow.
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    9 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    First off, it's not native indians, because we aren't from India. It's just Natives or Native Americans. Second, have you ever heard of Ishi? If not, let me educate you. Ishi was the last known member of the Yahi people due to a massacre of his people. People abused him when they knew his existence. UC Berkeley, a college in California, put Ishi on display in the college for everyone to see as if he were in a zoo.
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    9 months ago
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    guest from California, United States
    First off, it's not native indians, because we aren't from India. It's just Natives or Native Americans. Second, have you ever heard of Ishi? If not, let me educate you. Ishi was the last known member of the Yahi people due to a massacre of his people. People abused him when they knew his existence. UC Berkeley, a college in California, put Ishi on display in the college for everyone to see as if he were in a zoo.
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    guest from Georgia, United States
    Native Americans because their (our because i am native american) suffering has lasted way longer and more natives was exported than blacks was imported when the 13 colonies was all there was of the united states. Also our race was nearly killed off through executions and many women was raped.
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    guest from Louisiana, United States
    I believe that slavery is wrong, but wiping out a race to damn near extinction is a crime against humanity.
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    guest from Alabama, United States
    Some of y'all are wrong. It was bad on both sides. But the Indians were about wiped out, and the blacks weren't. I despize any slavery of any kind, I from both sides the south and the north. I am 1/3 Indian and proud of it. But Indians were as I said almost wiped out. So few Indians killed blacks unless they were in the military, but how many remember the Buffalo soldiers, they killed countless Indians for the United States Army. So all in all not did the whites kill Indians the blacks killed countless Indians. Look it up. Just like that idiot Hitler he wasn't no different. So in my opinion the Indians got the short end of the stick. Slavery was the work of the Devil as many things are.
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Texas, United States
    Well hitlers dumb ass want to annilate all the Jewish people
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    guest from Virginia, United States
    !!DEFINITELY!! Native Americans! A lot of people here mentioned my reasons. And to answer about picking sides: my city was torn apart by BLM and I was wondering "where is the rightful indignation from Native Americans?" There were African American slave *owners*. All people suffer and all suffering sucks, but it's how you react and get through it that is the most important thing.
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    guest from California, United States
    I'd say it was Native Americans, honestly. Besides the fact of mass genocide, some people think that Native Americans are some sort of hippie unicorn that live in tepee's and dance around goddamned fires at night. Our culture is used as dress up and Halloween costumes, but god forbid you see a white kid in a slave costume. Both are terrible and disgusting periods in history, but when i had first told my classmates of my ethnicity, they looked at me like i was the ghost of Christmas past they always try to forget. It has honestly very disappointing to know people forgot I had existed.
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    Dremulf from Maine, United States
    Neither side had it worse. Both suffered. why do people still insist we pick sides? It doesnt matter who was treated what way, when all suffered. Natives went from a population numbering an estimated 30 million, to numbering less than 2 million. Were forced to give up their children to be indoctrinated into white society, and forced to live on crowded reservations while their sacred lands and burial grounds were torn up for the sake of white wealth. Blacks were enslaved, taken from their homes, forced to give up their children to become slaves themselves, and were forced to forget their culture. I refuse to vote on this, because as long as we think in terms of 'us or them' we wont change a damn thing!
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    XylonC MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Minnesota, United States
    So you're saying slavery and genocide are equally terrible?
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    It's not even close. Read sentence 4 in your own post and then think some more and then respond. Amazing.
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    guest from New York, United States
    African American slaves had it worse without a doubt, yes the Native American population is dwindling severely, but in terms of treatment, blacks suffered way more.
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    guest from Virginia, United States
    You do realize that indians were treated just as bad as black people were, right? They were beat, raped, & enslaved, just like black people were. They only difference between the 2 was the land factor. While indians were the first people to live, hence own, the land in US, black people were bought over here, indians were the rightful owners. So, the indians lost a lot more than black people did. Plus, the black people an army of white people, fighting in a war for their rights, while the indians had no help from white people.
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    1 year ago
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    justrovering Male from Georgia, United States
    very true the American Indians have no foreign land to claim as a heritage! Most do not like being called Native American because it puts them in a African or Mexican, or Chinese decent a way or a type of class claiming previous heritage they have no foreign home to claim like American Africans or African American to claim as a cultural heritage.
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    natives got worse near extinction and stolen land and like barley any tribes anymore im native and theirs only like 12 tribes i last seen damn we still getting treated and we were nice and gave them gifts what they gave back small pox a harmful disease that killed a bunch of us
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    Do your research. In fact watch Ken Burns series entiled "The West". Also, his series about the Civil War is more than solid as well.
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    guest from Michigan, United States
    bro im native american and mongolian and my mom's family was torn apart because of they're race and she was sent to boarding school to become white
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    guest from Tennessee, United States
    Native Americans were forced out of their territory time and time again. Now today they only have a few places that are "theirs". Americans have broken every treaty that the American government gave the Indians. The Black slaves only got treated bad and had no rights, nothing else.
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    guest from New York, United States
    Got 'treated bad', treated brutally without a sliver of sympathy you mean? Africans were too forced out of their homes and villages time and time again.
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    guest from Oklahoma, United States
    Yes you guys got treated bad but native Americans were treated worse. If we spoke our language around whites in boarding schools they would whip you. Blacks are very much alive and have a huge population, but Native Americans don't have a big population because we were enslaved until we were almost wiped out. Even one time my nephew and I were at movies and he has long hair and a big nose and this one white lady said " I didn't know Indians still existed"
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    natives got worse we got token from our owned land and they still have look at canada that was all our land before
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Maryland, United States
    Only treated bad and no rights -, nothing else... ur comment is laughable and beyond uninformed.
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    guest from Manitoba, Canada
    Native americans suffered longer than the black slaves
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    guest from Illinois, United States
    I feel the blacks had it worse, but have improved far better than the Native Americans. It's true that the Native's are their own sovereign nation (which is what they wanted) but it is also true that Native treatment is not as good as the treatment toward blacks. The blacks had it worse back then, but the Natives have it worse today.
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    we always had it worse natives
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    You are slow and uniformed.
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    guest from Massachusetts, United States
    My language was illegal until the late 60's. My cousin was sterilized in 1978 against her will by a BIA run clinic. Native population was decimated, Black population increasing still today. Natives are still openly made fun in mainstream media today and it is acceptable but it is deplorable to make fun of a black person. To this day, the US government openly breaks treaties with Natives but pursues numerous programs for the black community. When black people were freed and given rights (although limited) it was still the policy of the United States to eradicate Natives ( Andrew Jackson's policies are still in affect today ). To this day, Natives must still register and provide certification that they are Native...the only race required to prove blood quantum. do you see black slave costumes for sale or see sports teams with derogatory names against black people.
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    guest from Virginia, United States
    This broke my heart. And you're right - look at the *now*! I don't see kids playing "property owners and slaves" either. It's too tragic.
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    guest from Kansas, United States
    Its blacks for sure.. Blacks suffered from a global problem and most of their deaths were from the voyage conditions, and beyond harsh treament by their captor. Look up Black Diaspora and educated yourself. Now Im not saying the death rate of Natives doesnt compare but I will say most of their deaths came from a disease that came from whites but was not of direct infliction. Hense doesnt not and can not be included into the calculations of who had worst treatment.
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    bruh blacks killed most of us and we sufferd more way way way more
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    1 year ago
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    guest from Montana, United States
    He'll yea
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    1 year ago
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    guest from California, United States
    My family is Black and fought along side of Native Americans in the swamps of Florida. Please don’t make sweeping statements that devide us.
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    You are uneducated actually.
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    guest from Florida, United States
    Who cares it's all old history lessons anyway.I say just be glad to. be free and living in america
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    natives r not free in the us and canada
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    kirke MaleGold MedalSuper Star from North Carolina, United States
    You ignorant bastards.90% of native americans were killed by disease.Africans had it easy by comparison.
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    Amen, disease brought by the white Europeans.
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    ico
    not sure which is worse
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    geburgess2 Silver MedalBronze TrophySuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    Here is a testimony by a Native American (I am not the Native in this passage): I'm a Native, so I can speak for us. All I can say, is to go from 100 million in 1500 to 250,000 in 1890, obviously speaks for itself. Spanish priests recorded that the Taino of the Caribbean at one time were 3 million strong, that when Columbus was finally arrested, only 30,000 were left. Under Columbus's orders, men were forced into mines, women were killed in masse, and their babies and children were fed to dogs. Hell, Sand Creek, a settlement of Shoshone and Cheyenne were attacked by an American Militia. Where children were shot, and pregnant women were sliced open with their unborn children pulled out by the soldiers. In the 1960's, the Federals went as far as sterilizing our women. We fight WW1 and 2 for them, then they turn around and neuter us??? If you look at Native child births in the 60's and 70's, without a doubt something happened. Girls as young as 14 were sterilized when they weren't told! Our child birth quota was cut in half.
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    guest from Texas, United States
    The natives were Lille out, not saying blacks didn't get it bad, but they weren't murdered on sight and stripped from their culture. Also, they started slavery even before Europeans did whereas they already had that way of life while Natives had a way of life and the Europeans completely changed them instead of adopting their life style
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    guest from New York, United States
    Yes, Africans were in fact murdered on sight and stripped of their culture.
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    1 year ago
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    Per capa, not even close to the native americans. Look it up, Google is our friend, no?
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    ico +3
    I come from African American and Native American decent. From all the history I've learned on both, I would say black slaves had it worse. The Europeans still saw the Naive Americans as people. People unfit for being there, but still people. Most Europeans saw black slaves as inferior to live, and punished by God. They both were enslaved though.
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    ico +5
    im almost positive the europens referred to the natives as savages. slaves were seen as an inferior class fit to serve their needs, where as natives were seen as godless soulless savages.
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    ico +3
    Native Americans were referred to as savages, but still, savage people. Black slaves were seen as being lower than dogs, and cursed to serve a "superior" race. The Native Americans were seen as savages, but the Europeans wanted the land. The black slaves were taken from their land as well, and although both were slaves,, there was a higher number of them because of their higher immunity to European diseases.
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    ico +5
    the natives where treated as a nuscence and eradicated. the slaves were valued as prize posessions. neither were seen as equals, but it hard to make the argument that a people who were housed and fed and provided for by the white aristocracy was treated worse than the peoples who were slaughted by the hundreds and purposley infected with biological agents that their immune systems were not capable of fighting.
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    ico +1
    Usefulness. That's the difference between the two to early Europeans. The Native Americans were treated the same way black slaves were until the European diseases got to them and killed them off. They needed more workers, so they kidnapped Africans and forced them to work. I don't agree with how you make it seem like the Europeans treated black slaves nicely. They were slaves! Most weren't even housed, and had to make their own food to survive. Not to mention being branded and treated like disposable property. Tolerated, maybe, but not prized. They saw slaves like I see tissues. Sure, I'll have them around until they've outlived their usefulness. A example of how they really felt about black slaves was after they got their freedom, most white people didn't like having them around much then. Not even in the northern states. I'm not saying Native Americans were treated any better, but being forced off your land, if you survived another chance to start again in a new place. They weren't enslaved. If I was a slave and survived the treatment, I would want to go live on the Native American reservations.
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    ico
    This Is A Stupid Argument. Both Wer Delt Huge Injustices Over Time. Its Really Not Important Who Had It Worse. Let's Just Be Glad that Its Not Like That Any Longer.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    And that's why the Natives were exterminated right? Because they were people and the blacks weren't?
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    ico +1
    Most were not exterminated . They were forced off their land. The black slaves also were forced off their land, and taken to work a life of slavery in which they were seen as lower in value than dogs. Europeans did try to eliminate blacks even after they were given freedom. The KKK attacked not only Native Americans and African Americans, but anyone who wasn't white.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    If most of them weren't exterminated, then why is it that there are only about 2 million left in the world, while there are almost 47 million African Americans just in the United States? The Natives were seen as savages and the lowest of the low. They were simply slaughtered. Ever heard of The Trail of Tears? You know, where they had millions of natives walk 100's of miles for the sole purpose of killing them? And it wasn't just one trail, it was hundreds of trails all of the United States. Like stated earlier, the black slaves were purchased, fed, and given the necessities to survive. The Natives weren't. The settlers purposely killed them off.
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    Let me tell you the definition of exterminate: "to get rid of completely usually by killing". The Native Americans are not all gone. Actually, during the era of slavery, african slaves were seen as the lowest of the low, and forced to serve a lifetime serving while the Native Americans got to rebuild on different land. I did hear of the Trail of Tears. Have you heard of The Middle passage (https://secure.www.upenn.edu/themeyear/water/images/stories/middle_passage.jpg). It's the way Africans went after being kidnapped from their family and villages, then shipped on ships with unsanitary conditions (2/3 of Africans didn't make it the way there, and the other Africans had to live packed with the dead and rotting bodies), then they were sent to people who enslaved them for a lifetime. The slaves were not fed by their "masters" but had to plant their own crops and get their own food to survive. The Natives got to live on their own, like they had been before, not enslaved, but in their own way. I'm not saying Native Americans didn't have it bad, but you make it seem like black slaves had a easy life. I am part African American and Native American, so what did you predict I would choose. I am referring to your comment, "We all know that every single black that votes is going to say the black slaves had it worse."
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    They weren't completely exterminated, but there population went from 100 million to 250,000 in just a few hundred years. That is a hell of a lot of people. The death toll on the black salves was not even relatively close to that at all. Again. There are only about 2 million natives left, while there are about 47 million blacks left. The natives were nearly eradicated. They still aren't completely free, because the natives that live in the preserves are not even considered American citizens. And I never said the blacks had it easy, I know they didn't have it easy because I have studied the history immensely, along with the history of the Natives. It just seems to me that being nearly eradicated is worse than cruel conditions and hard labor. Oh, and the "We all know that every single black that votes is going to say the black slaves had it worse." was simply to troll. Had to have at least one troll comment in all of this.
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    ico
    You said before, "And that's why the Natives were exterminated right?", and now you say, "They weren't completely exterminated" Yes it was a lot of people, but black slaves were put through part of the process of Native Americans, and enslaved for life. Modern Native Americans aren't free in America because they aren't American citizens. They are citizens of their reservation. I've met some, and they really are a nice people. They are governed by their own laws of the reservation. If they choose to become American citizens, then they will gain freedom that a American citizen has. I understand it was horrible for the Native Americans to be nearly eradicated, but the ones that did survive had a chance, black slaves were under the will of their master, who could kill them for even looking at them wrong.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Illinois, United States
    Natives didn't even have to look at someone wrong to get killed. They just had to be a native to be killed.
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    ico
    Black slaves could be killed just if their master felt like it. Can we just let this thing go? They were both in different periods of history and different people and were both treated horribly. Does that satisfy?
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    It's easier to believe the blacks had it worse, because they lived to tell the tale.
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    ico +1
    There are still Native American's living, I don't know what you're talking about.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Illinois, United States
    How many pure natives do you know compared to how many blacks you know? Probably not many. Natives stay pretty far away from everyone because of how history rolled out.
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    ico
    "lived to tell the tale", that means that you're saying all were killed off.
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    cccc from Kansas, United States
    I'm pretty sure African Americans got the right to be considered American Citizens 25yrs before Native Americans did, plus in the late 1970's government was having IHS clinics sterilize our women so our population would go down, and also the water and food that was supplied to us was poisoned at some point in the 1970-1990's whole tribes were not eating because they knew they was getting sick from the government's food. Now I got a challenge for you show me a black community that in this year 2018 that has no water, or if they do it causes major health diseases. My other half tribe the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas has high levels of pesticides, mercury, lead, and one month growing up they showed radioactive elements in our water supply, and one tribe in Arizona doesn't even have water pipes to their house's. This is in America a first world country and Natives are living like third world people. Now finally here is a little critical thinker some Native Americans Tribes are still crippled by the American government economically because of the placement of the reservations and the lack of upholding the treaties they signed to help Native Americans get out of a dependent state, in fact one can see that the government doesn't want to let there grasps go around the Native American people. I mean I really do wish I could have been born without my ethnicity in Native American because it's more of a humorous thing now, got to constantly tell people no we aren't all died yet, like I am a walking fossil.
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    michaela8 MaleSilver MedalGold TrophyBlue Star from California, United States
    So did some Native Americans.
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    Lakota from Illinois, United States
    You have got to be kidding me. Try again.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    Slavery is horrible, and we should be ashamed as a nation of allowing it, but it's not as bad as genocide. When you're enslaved, you can still hope to be freed, sing, have a family, enjoy nature, and know you'll have a legacy (which blacks do in this country and Native Americans don't). The Indians were basically exterminated like rodents. Could you imagine strangers from another continent telling you your way of life sucked, and you had to believe in their God, and follow their lifestyle, or die? If you DID do this, you still might die. White people embraced African American culture, and it's strong to this day, especially in music where it DOMINATES outside of rock. What do the Indians have? Place names? Casinos? Chapters in history books? That's about it. They're foreigners in their own land to people who are themselves foreigners from the other half of the world. The only reason blacks are seen as being more oppressed is because they lived to tell about their plight. The Native Americans don't even get that privilege.
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    SRBUTHURT MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Tennessee, United States
    You expect people to read this?
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    ico
    Look at his username, doesn't that tell you anyting? lol
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    SRBUTHURT MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Tennessee, United States
    Wow
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    What does my username have to do with it?
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    ico
    The point I was making was that the whole essay you just made is junkity junk junk. Lol
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    So you think genocide is a good thing?
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    You basically inferred it by saying that the thing up there is junk. Oh yeah, I wasn't even the one who wrote that. I just pasted it here, and I was going to put a source, but this site wouldn't allow links.
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    ico +1
    You have a name like ChronicRose and the other person is SRBUTHURT :P
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    ico
    what's wrong with ChronicRose?
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    SRBUTHURT MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Tennessee, United States
    What is wrong with my name?
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    ico +2
    Nothing. I was saying that she was judging his name because it is junkityjunkjunk. Yours is (uncap) SrButHurt
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    I didn't think people were so lazy, that they could only read 2 sentences before a brain malfunction.
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    SRBUTHURT MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Tennessee, United States
    People are lazy deal with it and nobody had brain malfunction they just didn't want to read it
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    ico +1
    When you said, "strangers from another continent telling you your way of life sucked, and you had to believe in their God, and follow their lifestyle, or die?", they also did that to the Africans. And the right term to use instead of Indians is Naive Americans. I'm just saying because a lot of Native Americans get offended by the term Indians. I do see your point though.
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    guest from Ontario, Canada
    It took me longer to read that than finish my homework.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    We all know that every single black that votes is going to say the black slaves had it worse.
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    guest from California, United States
    Or maybe if you'd stop being racist you'd see that not all people fit your stupid stereotype.
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    Boster930 FemaleGold MedalBronze TrophySuper Star from Western Australia, Australia
    Or maybe you could shut up.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    You two gonna cry? Need a blankie and your pacifier? Hmm?
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    Boster930 FemaleGold MedalBronze TrophySuper Star from Western Australia, Australia
    I think it's funny how you're the same person who made the comment about white people being oppressed, hilarious.
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    ico +2
    That is highly racist.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    Please see my above comment. Better yet, I shall quote it: "You gonna cry? Need a blankie and your pacifier? Hmm?"
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    ico
    You're a white redneck guy aren't you? Probably support the KKK.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    No, far from it. I'm white, my best friend since pre-k is black, and my adoptive family is Asian. And since the Haiti earthquakes, my church and I have been going to a small mountain town in Haiti to provide support. I just like to piss off internet people because they take it so offensively, like you.
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    ico
    "You two gonna cry? Need a blankie and your pacifier? Hmm?"
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Illinois, United States
    Lol. What would I be crying about? You two are the ones b*tching about racism.
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    ico
    You responded with that paragraph, so I just quoted you.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Illinois, United States
    Eh, it worked better when I did it. Yours doesn't make as much sense. Good try though. I appreciate the effort.
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    ico
    I know, it was a sloppy response, but it was 2 am when I did it, so its not my best work.
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    junkityjunkjunk5 Silver MedalSuper Star from Kentucky, United States
    That is quite alright my good man.