I have found that in the education system, consistenly, the less achieving academically of all groups in the US are the Native Americans, they took their land away from them by force and were inflicted crimes of holocaust proportions, the African Americans, they were taken from their countries by force and considered property and not humans and the puertorricans, their land was taken by force and made to live in a dependent colonial status longer that anybody else on earth. These violent and negative undertakings left all these three groups without a sense of self, a lack of national unity, a lack of self-determination, devoid of aspirations and low self-esteem. This situation has weighted them down heavily and it has isolated them from achieving the so-called American Dream, by turning universal values like work and education into "white values" so that they could be rationalized and rejected as enemies of their culture. Yes, many people from these groups have been able to rise above their subservient condition and like others, have been able to achieve greatness and do great things for society, but the majority of these constituents lies dependent, frustrated and bitter and can't seem, to rise above their "en~angotamiento" condition. Poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family life, crime victimization, poor health, poorly educated, isolated from mainstream America, corruption at all levels of society, and many other social ills decimates their ranks and destroys their self-worth. At least puertorricans can start new undertakings by finally getting rid of the macabre Estado Libre Asociado and stand tall in the community of nations. That would be a start!