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Study examines Native views of African-Americans

A joint study between Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas examines the relationship between Native Americans and African-Americans.

""The Shifting Borders of Race and Identity," funded by a $300,000 Ford Foundation grant has so far turned up some interesting findings. Young Natives view African-Americans in a less than favorable light.

Nikki Crowe, a Haskell sophomore, is Chippewa from Wisconsin. She said her parents didn't allow her to watch television shows featuring African-American actors.

Haskell and KU researchers hope to change these kinds of situations by exploring similarities and connections between Native and African-American cultures.

Get the Story:
Research finds racial divide among blacks, young Indians (The Lawrence Journal-World 4/6)

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