Oppression in Diversity Essay

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Oppression in Diversity

Diversity has caused problems ever since the first Europeans landed in the West Indies and up in till present day. Every Meeting between different races, different cultures, and different skin colors has made people see diversity among each other.
Diversity has caused people to kill, to conquer, and to destroy. The fact that diversity is apart of the United States of America has made this country as great as it is today.
Diversity in America started in 1492 between the newly arriving Spaniards and the native Americans. When the natives saw these towering men they thought of them as gods for they had light skin and thundering beast called Horses. But the Europeans didn't not think of these people as
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In the book it says between 1600 and 1675 the total number of native Americans dropped form 70,000 to less than 12,000, and a chief clearly described what occurred in the years since the land was colonized by the Europeans (in short)" Our father had plenty of deer and plenty of turkeys to fill the woods before the white man came , now the trees are cut ,the grass is gone, and the animals have been killed....we will starve." The enslavement of the Africans and the bringing them to the new world by the boat load was so horrific it caused many of the black slaves to jump off the boat to drowned rather than face years of torment. By 1750's over 40% of the population of Virginia was enslaved blacks. The blacks were more accustomed to a totally different way of life, a way of life that was of the safari's of Africa with little technological advances. The white man thought of the blacks as less the a man and not civilized. Also among the colonies people were diversified by the religion they practiced such of examples are Puritans, Protestants and Catholics. William Penn was given land to by Charles II. He turned the land into a "Religious Experiment". In which people from all over the world flock to live the ion religous freedom. The major religious belief was mostly Quakers in what is Now Pennsylvania.
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