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
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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