Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Dr. Vera Gill
February 24, 2011
What has helped me better understand or relate to other minority groups is to first not always believe what society says about a minority. One should never prejudge one minority or another without doing your own research to understand why they do a certain thing or act a certain way. All minorities are diverse yet they all have the same thing in common they are considered minorities because of where they came from or the color of their skin. Point blank, if you are not white you are a minority and because you are a minority you are not offered the same opportunities as white America. I have learned quite a few things about my own cultural history but the most important is to make sure I am not ignorant about it. We all have preconceived notions about our own cultural history so it is a very good idea to learn everything you can about your own race. This way if you are ever speaking with a co-worker or a friend of another race and they assume one thing about your race you can correct them accurately and intelligently. As minorities we are all trying to fit in to white society and be treated equally so it could be a good idea to work together in this effort. Trends in immigration into the United States will always be very predictable. Immigration growth will remain high because everyone wants what is best for their family. If living is American affords them better jobs, homes, schooling then this is where they will come. America is not the perfect country but it is considered ideal compared to other countries. To prepare for the immigrations continued growth the country should begin integrating language, culture, and other small difference into our society. This would include our school systems, businesses, television, newspapers and other outlets. For example, there should be language translations on bus stops signs and on restaurant menus. Other...
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