University of Phoenix Material
Racial and Ethnic Groups Matrix
Complete the matrix below by answering the questions for each group.
| |Race vs. Ethnicity |Origins and Past Experiences |Challenges in the U.S. |American Identity |Personal Experiences and Comments |
| |Is this an ethnic or racial group |Where did this group originate? How|What challenges has this |How is this group portrayed |Have you witness any racism or prejudice |
| |and why? |did this group become a part of |grouped faced in the U.S.? |today in American society? ...view middle of the document...
Leading to lack of |nature. | |
| |practices? |culture. |economic opportunity. | | |
|African Americans |African Americans are considered a|African Americans originated in |Black Americans face economic |African Americans are currently|I have seen dicrimination towards blacks is |
| |racial group because of skin and |Africa. This group was brought to |challenges. They have limited |portrayed by the media as a |several ways. Pay, I have worked for a company|
| |hair color. Facial features are |north America through the slave |access to the resources |lower class. Struggling and |that paid me more than by African American |
| |also a consideration. |trade. |necessary for economic |less educated. A more |peers. In personal comment, the most common is|
| | | |success. Education is poorer |commonplace idea, is that of |that blacks are lazy. Admititaly, this |
| | | |in many black communities than|being lazy. |prejudicial activity and attitude was over 20 |
| | | |elsewhere. | |years ago. I have seen much improvements over |
| | | | | |the years. |
|Hispanic Americans|Our culture considers this group |Hispanics are related to the |Language is the primary |The prevailing idea about |The discrimination towards Hispanics that I |
| |ethnic. The primary reason is |original Spanish invaders of the |challenge to Hispanics in the |hispanics is that most of them |have seen centers around crime. Hispanic |
| |language and some cultural views. |Americas. They originate from |U.S. Mastery of the English |are illegally in this country. |youths are seen as “gangbangers”. Language |
| | |southern half of north America and |language is expected here. |That they are poorly educated |issues are prevalent. Hispanics should learn |
| | |the continent of South America |Education is also limited due |and are unskilled. Hispanics |English, since they are here taking our jobs. |
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