Week 1 Assignment_Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member

Week 1 Assignment_Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member

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Mind of a Subordinate Group Member (African-American) America is the land of freedom and a land of opportunity. From the beginning of this great nation people have immigrated to America in the pursuit of freedom and happiness. However, not everyone who immigrated to America has been blessed with the same freedoms as others. This is especially the case with African Americans. African Americans are a subordinate group that even though they migrated over to America to explore certain freedoms, was faced with segregation caused by non- subordinate groups. To really understand the reasoning behind African Americans and the segregation they faced as a subordinate group one must understand what a subordinate group is and how a group is determined to be subordinate. African-Americans have been torn apart and defeated due to slavery and colonizing in the United States. My generation has suffered due to the slave trade here in United States. My forefathers were slaves originating in Jamestown, Virginia (1619). “There was one very important exception to this pattern: African slaves. The first black Africans were brought to Virginia in 1619, just 12 years after the founding of Jamestown. Initially, many were regarded as indentured servants who could earn their freedom. By the 1660s,
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