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?
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.
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.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Who are the most MISUNDERSTOOD, even MISJUDGED groups in our American cultureand/or society and why? Again, this excludes racial and ethnic groups.
by Michelle Liew 6 years ago
What would be your favorite food, with reference to ethnic groups?
by Dennis L. Page 6 years ago
What are your feelings about racial/ethnic births surpassing Caucasians births in the U.S.?According to 2011 estimates by the Census, for the first time, racial and ethnic births make up more than 50% of all births in the United States. How will this impact the U.S. in the next 20 years?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
This SocietyLatinos are the largest minority group in this society. In addition to that, Latinos cannot be simply categorized into one racial group. Latinos have Caucasian, Mestizo, Native, and African ethnic/racial backgrounds and/or combination thereof. ...
by ptosis 9 months ago
Is there a solid reason to ask Americans about their racial and ethnic identities?The United States prides itself on being a nation of immigrants. What does it mean to be an American? I question the continuing use of objectionable race-conscious questions about race and ethnicity. Is...
by Pamela Waiolena 9 years ago
For far too long we have believed in the dictionary definition of "racism", which has formed the basis of debates, attitudes and laws as well as the thinking and relating patterns which are used throughout all of the societies of our small planet. In its very definition, according to...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|