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Ethnic group and discrimination

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Ethnic group and discrimination: African Americas Ethnic group and discrimination: African Americas ETH/125 Elena Asher June 12, 2011 African American makes up approximately 15% of the United States population. This group evolved from slaves that taken from various parts of the African continent and brought to the United States. African Americans were enslaved in the United States and officially gained freedom as a people in 1863 with the signing of the emancipation proclamation by then president Abraham Lincoln. Before, during and after slavery, African American faced prejudice, segregation, as well as racism. When they first arrived on the shores of colonies now known as the United States, the African American were segregated from everyone else and kept in holding cells and then on plantations. Prejudice and racism were automatic because they were seen as sub- human beats and savages of sorts. African American was and still is affected by the dual labor market. The employment market that is geared towards African American as majority has always been packed with low-paying jobs with little to no chance of advancement. African Americans often perform or are expected to perform unskilled labor now referred to as blue collar jobs.
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