Unformatted text preview: minorities” (p. 5) – that contrary to popular belief that the majority in America is white or Caucasian, all Americans have such rich backgrounds that there will be no majority – each person has a different story, and each story is what makes America unique and diverse. Takaki then goes on to explain that studying diversity is crucial in understanding America’s birth and how it became a nation made up of many nations. He lists the different ethnicities he will be covering in the coming chapters and then goes on to give a brief history of each one, all the while making a point to contrast the treatment of each culture by the white conquerors. He closes the chapter by stating that “Americans are not a narrow tribe” (p. 20) – that America’s diverse background of numerous cultures is the key to unlocking the history of a great nation....
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- Fall '07
- Multicultural America, Professor Michael Monteon