Describe the Effects of the Expansion of Race and Ethnicity on United States Society.

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Describe the effects of the expansion of race and ethnicity on United States society.

Because I was raised around the military community, I have been exposed to

many different races and cultures. When I married, we were a military family for

approximately eight additional years. After my divorce, I entered into the business world

full time and encountered not only different races and cultures, but also different religious

practices around the holidays. I have always upheld to the belief that we should accept

people for whom and what they are. Not by the color of their skin, or where they come

from, the language they speak, or their religious beliefs. I find learning about races,

cultural differences very interesting and intriguing. I strive to not being quick to make

assumptions and judgments about people different than myself. At first, I was naive and

just thought everyone was like me. It was a real eye opener. What I learned about my

own cultural history is that I come from a varied background, and that I am thankful to be

an American.

Regarding trends with immigration and how the face of the U.S. will look in

2050, unchecked with illegal immigration the US will be weaker and overrun with a slew

of individuals who require assistance and very possibly on going subsidy. With

controlled and legal immigration of individuals who can make a significant contribution

to society, it could strengthen our population base and lessen those who are dependent on

the government for assistance.

The best way the country can prepare for the changing race and ethnicity of its

current and future citizens is to create new immigration laws that could help everyone

embrace these cultures. I do believe that as immigrants that live, function here, they

should contribute taxes just as Americans. Also I believe that while Americans should be

respectful of a race’s culture, immigrants should seek to...
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