Hum/123 Week 5

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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?

I think that the whites or Caucasian decent still leads the majority of race here in the United States of America. If you go further south you will find that there tend to be a lot more mexicans because its closer to mexico. There are other countrys like Hawaii, where you will see a variety of races, but the japanese pretty much are the majority of the race. When you think sbout it and try and break it down into a variety of groups you will find the the most common ancestral background of are Germans, Greek, British, Irish, Polish, Indian, and Italians.

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?

Here the blacks or African decent happen to be the minorities in the United States of America. If you go further south you will see that the African decent or Blacks are more common. The Hispanics are another minority here in the United States and they also tend to reside in the southern state closer to Mexico. These are two minorities that happen to play an important role in some of the success that has been made her. The two minorities have strived to build the houses we live in, make the food we eat, and much more; they are a huge part of our nations workforce.

In what ways have laws been used to enforce discrimination? Provide examples. These laws were intended against which racial minorities?

There have been numerous laws in the past that have enforced discrimination. One example are the Jim Crow laws in the south that prevented blacks from obtaining...
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