African Americans and Native Americans are the prime examples of minorities that have suffered marginalization and discrimination. For years, blacks endured poor treatment and were treated like they were worth nothing. They were enslaved and killed just for their skin color. They weren’t allowed education nor the rights that whites had. J. Morgan Kousser states “they passed laws literacy tests, property taxes, property tests, poll taxes, and other infringements on the right to vote and that made it much more difficult for black to get registered.” On chapter 15 (Reconstructing a nation ) page 454, a sentence caught my attention, it says “the end of slavery meant many things to freed people. It meant they could move about their neighborhoods without passes, and that they did not have to step aside to let whites pass them on the street…they could dress as they pleased or choose their own names.” it amazed me how these simple things were denied to African Americans. Native Americans were also enslaved, their land was taken away from them, they were forced to give up their religion and customs, and turned into what white men saw as “normal.” Both of these groups are still facing prejudice and are treated as insignificant. We can still witness the poor treatment of minorities in the 21st century. African Americans still face bias and are treated as peripheral. We can see this in police brutality, cases like Michael Brown Jr., Trayvon Martin, and Sandra Bland. The recent stories about the Libya Slave Trade is a major example of this topic. In 2017, humans are still being sold to be used as slaves; These people of color are still facing the same inequity as the people of color in the 19th century. Violence against Hispanic street vendors is also an example of minorities that suffer discrimination. Muslims (in France, London, and in the United States) are treated poorly by police; They are called “terrorists” because of the clothes they wear or their religion.