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Running head: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 1 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Jamie Jordan ETH/125 February 20, 2011 Kent Keller
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ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 2 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination In 1896 my maternal great grandmother Ellen Grotli and great grandfather Herbert Carlson migrated from Molde, Norway to Vancouver, Canada. They then later migrated to Seattle, Washington and then to Ballard, Washington. My great grandfather started out as a long shore man when they first migrated to Washington and my great grandmother was a house keeper and did some babysitting. After a couple of years of living in Ballard my great grandparents opened a neighborhood super market. This supermarket had three apartments above, which they lived in one and rented out the other two. There was not really any prejudice or racism towards Norwegians Immigrants. Before Norwegian Immigrants migrated to the United States they learned how to speak English which I believed helped them to not be discriminated against. Also, I believe it helped that Norwegian Immigrants were “white” and not of darker skin color. Norwegian Immigrants were not necessarily segregated either. However, most Norwegian Immigrants all lived in the same areas; because as more families migrated to the United States they wanted to live close to their friends and family. In Norway it was extremely cold and had a lot of snow. Norwegians did not
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