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Historical Race Essay

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Racial Diversity: Historical Worksheet

Answer the following questions in 100 to 250 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

• Throughout most of U.S. history, in most locations, what race has been in the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group?

Throughout history whites were the majority race in most of the locations throughout U.S. History. The United States is very diverse with many different races but the whites have been the most dominante. Some American ancestors came from Europe, Africa, or Asia. The ancestors all depend on how long the family has lived in the United States, the longer they live the more diverse ...view middle of the document...

• In what ways have laws been used to enforce discrimination? Provide examples. These laws were intended against which racial minorities?

Slavery was one of the major acts of discrimination against the African American. There was no law that prohibited slavery, this allowed many white people to take African American people in as slaves and have them work and perform tasks for very little pay if any at all. The Removal Act was a law that discriminated against the American Indians. This law allowed the white men to force the American Indians off their property. According to Schaefer (2012, p. 151, para.1) The government’s first priority was almost always to allow the settlers to live and work regardless of Native American claims. Another law that allowed discrimination against a group of people would be the The Arizona Immigration Law. This law “directs police to check the status of individuals during a legal stop or detention” ( Guarino, September 6, 2012. P. 1, para. 1). This law allowed...

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