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Running head: JOURNAL ENTRY OF A SUBORDINATE GROUP MEMBER 1 Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Sarah Hoffman ETH/125 October 2, 2011 Erica Gergely
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JOURNAL ENTRY OF A SUBORDINATE GROUP MEMBER 2 Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Resources: Ch. 1 of Racial and Ethnic Groups and the U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder website at http://factfinder.census.gov Select one of the following subordinate groups from Ch. 1 of the text. • Subordinate Groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Arab Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Asian Indians, Hawaiians, Irish Americans, Polish Americans, Norwegian Americans, Jewish Americans, Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans. Identify and describe which of the following creation and consequence situations the group has faced: • Creation : migration, annexation, or colonization • Consequences : extermination, expulsion, secession, segregation, fusion, or assimilation Write a fictional, first-person account of the creation and consequence situations of a subordinate group in the United States in the form of a 700- to 950-word journal entry. The purpose of this assignment is to use and define the above key terms within your writing. For example, “ My ancestors migrated from Africa; migration means “any transfer of a population” (Schaefer, 2006, p. 16); my people were forced to migrate from their countries in Africa to the United States and this is how they became a subordinate group.” Another example, “ My tribe was forcibly removed from their ancestral lands and moved onto a reservation; this is called expulsion. They were made to cut their hair and speak only English, which is called assimilation.” Describe
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