Eng 112 - 005
May 9, 2007
Name two ethnic or cultural groups other than African Americans and Jews that have made stellar contributions to the development of the united states. List at least ten achievers from each group, and try to form intergroup pairs as Cornel West does in his essay. Also compare and contrast the groups as a whole and share your overall perspective on their achievements. Asian Americans and Native Americans
Our America is so diverse that it is very difficult to single out any one ethnicity and their contributions to our country. The Native Americans and Asian culture are so different, yet the similarities in their significant addition to our country is so remarkable. From the Native Americans' skill of scouting out the enemies during war, to the Asian Americans that have stood on the front line helping us fight for rights that they were sometimes deprived of, these two groups have helped America in significant ways. We have also been entertained by inventions brought into our society by Native Americans thousands of years ago, as well as, inventions brought to us by Asian Americans that we use for our entertainment today. What if we would have lost a great deal of what we have today during World War II? How would we be able to function without some of the things that we have and use today to live? These two groups are significant in the way our society functions today and without their contributions we would be missing a great deal of our past times, as well as, the reasons our country continues to remain as free as it is today. During World War II, Native Americans as well as Asian Americans of Japanese decent, were of great use to the United States military. A great majority of the Native American population served in the U.S. military between 1941 and 1945. American Indians took such great pride in defending this country during this time. They invested fifty million dollars in war...