What information about race and ethnicity in the United States has helped you better understand or

What information about race and ethnicity in the United States has helped you better understand or

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What information about race and ethnicity in the United States has helped you better understand or relate to specific minority groups? I’ve learned that every race and ethnicity is different. The Asian American chapter helped me to better understand a lot of the differences. I’ve learned all groups have been through their own hardships. I never did categorize groups together just because they look alike. I did always wonder if some certain groups live by the same culture. Now, I no the answer is no. Have you learned something new about your own cultural history? The Irish faced animosity from the Americans for taking potential jobs and land. Even up to the early 1900’s there were signs in shop windows proclaiming, “Irish need not apply” or “Irish not welcome.” The Irish had taken upon prejudice and hate, which had previously been directed at Blacks. The Irish were not even considered White at the
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Unformatted text preview: time in America. In the racial hierarchy of American culture they were regarded to be below Chinese and Black people. The Irish were called violent, stupid, and drunkards. The Irish held onto their culture and fought assimilation. Their service during the Civil War also helped the Irish gain respect and acceptance. How can the country best prepare for the changing race and ethnicity of its current and future citizens? The only way the country can prepare for the change is by going on the information they have gotten in the past and try to get better educated. Education on race and ethnicity is the best knowledge you can get while knowing the facts. The best way to prepare for the future is being educated on different groups, cultures, and ethnicity. Some people’s problems are from their ignorance....
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2010 for the course ETH 125 ETH 125 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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