Eth125 Historical Race

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Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet

Answer the following questions in 100 to 250 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

• Throughout most of U.S. history, in most locations, what race has been in the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group?

The most common race that was in the U.S History was Caucasian; white people were like gods in our history and then pretty much ran the world. Rosa Parks’s situation shows a time that this was true, black people were to get up so that the white people could sit down. White people and black people were unable to share a bathroom or a school. The common ancestral background of the Caucasian groups was known as the European. Even though there were multiple members in this group the Europeans stood out of most. Thought European is the main groups we recently have been categorizing people in American are either Hispanic or Latino or non-Hispanic or Latino.

• What are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group? In the U.S history the minorities of race throughout has mostly been groups of Asian, Hispanic, Native and African Americans. In the ancestral back grounds of the African Americans they were considered the lower level and were forced to be slaves, they also were abused and forced to do almost everything for an American. African Americans back is the slavery days had to work from sun up to sun down with barely any breaks to rest or eat. They work very hard in the cotton fields and on the farm. Back in the day they were brought to America against their will and forced to work, but ever since the inspiration from certain people like” Booker T, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Martian Luther King, we have had the rights of freedom for the African Americans....
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