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Youve seen that Aboriginal communities suffer from alcohol-

    You’ve seen that Aboriginal communities suffer from alcohol-relatedproblems. These include crime, poor health, domestic violence, andeducational underachievement. Alcohol abuse has often been noted amongnative peoples who have come into extensive contact with Europeancolonizers, and various solutions have been proposed to reduce theproblems. These problems continue today.One major problem for Aborigines included legally described andenforced second-class status. Under the law, whites of European descenthad equality, but Aborigines and those of mixed parentage were barred,by race, from certain rights and privileges, including drinking alcoholand living where one wanted to. These racialized laws resembled the JimCrow laws of the United States. Read the quotation below, which tells ofa person’s reaction to one such instance of unequal treatment, andconsider how you would have responded in this man’s place. Consider alsohow you react to finding out about such situations.Respond with 2-3 paragraphs to the quotation below by describing your reaction to it and explaining why you feel that way.One historian was told an account of a mixed parentage stockman in the1940s who was told by the Native Affairs Officer that if he requested anexemption he would be treated as a European, which would include theright to drink alcohol. ‘If I’ve got to have a license to be equal tothe white man I’d rather stay where I am,’ he replied, ‘It would be like. . . TAKING OUT A DOG’S LICENSE.’—Unsourced newspaper clipping, Linklater Correspondence ML MSS 955• My thesis statement: • Evidence supporting my thesis: • Why my thesis is correct: • Concluding sentence (if necessary):

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