ETH 125 Week 9 Checkpoint

ETH 125 Week 9 Checkpoint - E TH/125 Week 9 Capstone...

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ETH/125 Week 9 Capstone CheckPoint Amber Thacker Learning about the social, cultural, and economic conditions that affect racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States has helped me to better understand the characterizations of these groups and people in general. Everyone was once an immigrant, from my family who arrived here from Ireland and Germany, to people who arrived here hundreds of years ago from all other the world. At some point, all of these groups faced struggles with assimilation. I did learn some interesting things about my own cultural background, which is Irish and German, during this class. I did not know how much the Irish people faced when coming to America and that German Americans had a strong influence on the labor movement enabling immigrants to improve working conditions and integrate in American society as a whole. Today, German Americans account for 17% of the US population. The official population estimates now indicate that the Hispanic community is the nation’s largest minority community. It is
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