Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

Ethnic Groups and Discrimination - ETH125 Ethnic Groups and...

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ETH125 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination By: Amanda Waugh The ethnic group to which my family and I belong is Caucasian. Even though I am considered to be Caucasian, my family on my father’s side immigrated to the United States
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ETH125 from Europe. However, Caucasian people in general are considered to have colonized to this country from Europe. Everyone has learned in school about the Mayflower and how it landed at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. We also know that the reason the pilgrims came to America was for freedom of religion. What they may have not mentioned while in school was the fact that when the pilgrims came to America they did not have to face any type of discrimination. It saddens me to realize that the Caucasian groups that did not have the heart ache of prejudice, segregation, or racism were the main ones that caused other races this pain. I am not trying to say that the Caucasian population has not been discriminated against, but never in the way that they treated others. The first major act of prejudice was when slavery began in America. It has been well known that the White Americans would own African Americans
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