Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Nathan Elam Wilkerson III ETH/125 July 25, 2010 Trina Hines 1
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White settlers appeared in America in about five centuries ago and they were not the native population of the continent. Nevertheless, it is this ethnic group that gradually established total control over the entire continent, including the US which became the regional leader. In fact, regardless the presence of a large number of the local population and growing immigration from practically all parts of the world, Europeans arrived to America and started an extremely aggressive colonizing policy that led to the dominance of this racial group in the US and, to a significant extent, determined discriminatory attitude of white Americans in relation to other ethnic groups which used to be perceived as inferior. However, it is necessary to underline that the discriminatory attitude of white Americans to other ethnic groups, which were treated as a second-class citizens, was mainly caused by the inability of the local population, i.e. Indians, and other ethnic groups that arrived to the US, including African Americans and Asians, to resist to European colonization. In fact, white Americans easily took the power in the country in their hands, established
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