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Racial and Ethnic Groups in America

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Since the earliest colonization of America by Pilgrims and Puritans, people who were considered non-Anglos were often ostracized, enslaved, segregrated, and told to return to their land of origin.   However, every American immigrated, either voluntarily or involuntarily, from their land of origin.   

    Each racial and/or ethnic group started at the bottom of the American socioeconomic structure.  However, as each group progressed up the American socioeconomic scale, another racial/ethnic group was at the bottom.  It is a continuing process.   Actually, in contrast to some people who claim to be "native-born" Americans.   The only people who can claim to be such are the indigenous Americans who were here when colonizers so-called discovered America.   

    Even though conflicts among American ethnic groups have somewhat lessened, beginning from the mid-20th century, relations between racial groups range from somewhat cordial to outright contentious.   America can be a beacon of various racial and ethnic groups being somewhat harmonious.  What do you think?

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      klarawieckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is an identity crisis happening in the US. People are flaunting their flags and traditions in an attempt to get noticed. The gvt only makes things worse by attempting to divide racial and cultural groups. We need to stop celebrating the cultural differences and start evaluating the human being without being concerned about where he comes from.

  2. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    I hope the space aliens come soon because that is the only way we're really going to appreciate how similar we are within the species.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You kind sir are RIGHT ON TARGET with your premise.We are ONE.