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Define the following terms:
|Term |Definition |
|Racial formation |The process where individuals are divided and categorized by mutable rules into different racial |
| |categories. |
|Segregation |The physical and social separation of categories of people. |
|De jure segregation |The physical and social separation of ...view middle of the document...
S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group?
Some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history are Native American, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Native Americans who are the first to come to North America across the Bering Strait from Asia were the first to arrive here and one of the biggest minority groups in regards to social standards. Native in 1871 were declared American Indians by the federal government and forced to move to reservations, adapt to Christianity in place of their traditional religions, and schools where taught English in place of ancestral tongues. African Americans arrived in the Americas along with the first European explorers from Africa, but short after became subordinate because of the color of their skin by 1776 it was legal in every state for them to work as slaves. In 1863 slavery was abolished and by 1865 Congress banned it everywhere in the country. Asian Americans who’s ancestral backgrounds comes from China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan t make up in numbers faster than other minority groups. Asian came to the United States mostly in 1849 when America began the Gold Rush and created a demand or laborers in California and Chinese men answered the call.