Ethic Groups and Discrimination

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Running head: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 1 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Dolores G. Quintanilla ETH125 April 9, 2011 University of Phoenix
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ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 2 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Mexicans have immigrated to the United States as far back as the early 1750s and colonized along the Texas Gulf Coast. Some settled in the Texas wilderness, along both banks of the Rio Grande and far-off Texas lands. The Mexican-descent population was about 5,000 when Spanish Texas neared its end. By 1850, the first census of Texas counted more than 14,000 residents of the Mexican origin. Most Mexicans migrated from Mexico to Texas in search of agricultural work, and as refuge from the nagging poverty in the homeland. Some wanted to seek a better future for their children and others wanted to save enough money to return to Mexico and start a business. The majority of children born in the 1960s have native-born parents and the 1990 census counted 4,000,000 people of the Mexican descent in the state of Texas. Mexican men and boys confined to the lowest form of labor particularly in agriculture and mining. Mexican women and young girls cramped in domestic work, sweatshops, and agriculture packaging. By the nineteenth century, many Mexicans worked as house cleaners, restaurant helpers, laundry workers, ranch hands, and shepherds because of the economy and
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