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Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet ETH/125 Version 8 1 Associate Program Material Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet Answer the following questions in 100 to 250 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. Throughout most of U.S. history, in most locations, what race has been in the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group? Throughout most of U.S. history, the white race has been the majority (Schaefer, 2012), although this fact is not solely based upon how many of them there are. The white race has been the majority throughout U.S. history due to their social standards in American society. They did whatever they wanted and hurt others to get what they wanted, this is why they have a high social standard. The most common ancestral background of the whites is European. The Europeans came to the U.S. seeking new opportunities and a new beginning. What are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group? Some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history are Native American, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Native Americans who are the first to come to North America across the Bering Strait from Asia were the first to arrive here and one of the biggest minority groups in regards to social standards. Native in 1871 were declared American Indians by the federal government and forced to move to reservations, adapt to Christianity in place of their traditional religions, and schools where taught English in place of ancestral tongues. African traditional religions, and schools where taught English in place of ancestral tongues.... View Full Document

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