Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

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Running head: ASSIGNMENT: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 1 Assignment: Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Lori Babler ETH125 January 23, 2011 Catherine Spyridakis
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ASSIGNMENT: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 2 Assignment: Ethnic Groups and Discrimination My ethnicity is made up of several. I am English, Irish, French, Dutch, Welsh and American Cherokee Indian. Out of this mix, I have chosen to research and write about the immigration of the Welsh because it isn’t one that is well known and spoken of much in the history books or in history classes. Colonized or Immigrated In the late 1800’s, the Welsh began migrating from Wales to the United States due to poor harvests and their desire for land ownership (Griffiths, R.W and Ellis, J.S). The Welsh, who were skilled coal miners in their homeland of Wales, began migrating to the northern coalfields of Pennsylvania and Ohio where employment and opportunities to advance and prosper were abundant for the Welsh. Because they did not have any physical differences such as skin color and their language was not much different, they became known as one of the “invisible immigrants” (Jones, B 2001) because they blended in so easily with the current American population. It was for these reasons and because the Welsh “prided themselves on, and were
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