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Eth125_week9checkpoint - I can not say I have learned...

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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? o Have you learned something new about your own cultural history? o Trends in immigration will continue to shape the face of the United States. What will this face look like in the year 2050? o How might the country best prepare for the changing race and ethnicity of its current and future citizens? Ethnicity is not everything. A co-worker of mine is a huge fan of ancestry.com, and I understand that he wants to know where he comes from. However, I personally do not feel as though this matters anymore. In the year 2050, more then one race will be the majority, and all other will be the minority. If you look right, and left you will see a bi- racial person. That identify with more then one race. Then is immigrates that have just come to this country, and still strongly believe in there race and not mixing. However, how long will that attitude last, and while their children have the same types of beliefs.
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Unformatted text preview: I can not say I have learned anything about my race. My grandmother tells me about her grandmother and her great grandmother and so on. I can never keep up, because she mentions Cubans, Russians, and Cherokee Indians. How can I possibly learn about everybody? Their great mixes made me, and with out sounding ignorant I would rather not complicate my life with titles, and labels. My nationality is “BONITA.” It is a great mix of a little of everything. I prefer not to identify with one any race. However, my skin dark, and my hair is long yet hoarse. I believe the United States is ready for what ever the future may hold. The migrations of ethnicity have already begun. Some people may be stubborn to the idea of change. However, they can not guarantee their children will think the same way. The most helpful thing I learned was about Latino’s. I was one of the many Americans that categorized them all in the same group, and after researching the issues that is not the case....
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