Difference Between Native American And White

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I identify as Native American and White, and as I don’t exactly look very Native American, I generally appear to be White, which entails certain privileges. People don’t direct any racial discrimination towards me and I’m grateful for that, however I don’t think people understand or are aware of the fact that a piece of white privilege is not having the emotional baggage of your ancestors being severely oppressed. A piece of White privilege is knowing of more than three people that are the same race as you. I’ve become more and more aware of this sadly unsurprising fact. Hundreds of years ago, Native peoples made up the entirety of this land, and now it’s around two percent of the overall population.

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