Race Vs Ethnicity Essays

 

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REFLECTION PAPER FOR RACE, ETHNICITY AND IDENTITYfelt unluc2! #ince "o#t of "! fiend# 1ee fo" 1ealth! fa"ilie# and thei education 1a# guaanteed 1ithout "uch #tuggle( Ho1e&e, I no1 eali4e that I a" &e! luc2! #ince I ha&e co"e face to face 1ith the #tuggle# that othe di&e#e ace# ha&e to go though in the #ociet!( Additionall!, I eali4ed that I a" a luc2! indi&idual #ince the 5hite ace ha# "oe pi&ilege# a# co"paed to othe ace# 1old1ide( Thi# cou#e ha# "ade "e go out of the #tingent ule# a# a con#e&ati&e 1hite in "! neigh%ohood(6e#ide#, I e"ained du"%founded afte I 1atched a ecent docu"enta! egading aci#"( I could not %elie&e that thi# 1a# a $

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 centu! docu"enta! %ut that 1a# nonethele## the ealit!( Li&ing in a 1hite neigh%ohood co"pletel! pe&ented "e fo" e'peiencing thi#( Ho1e&e a lot at "! 1o2place ha# opened "! peception# of ace 1hee 1e ha&e hunded# of cu#to"e# floc2ing in and out of the #toe dail!( It ha# taught "e to lo&e indi&idual# fo" &e! di&e#e cultue#( I al#o ne&e 2ne1 the difficult! that co"e# 1ith %eco"ing a /nited 0tate# citi4en 1ith allthe hudle# that one ha# to go though( It i# eall! an e"otional #u%)ect #ince I 1o2 1ith lot# of Afican "igant# 1ho" I con#ide &e! good fiend# of "ine( +a)oit! of the#e fiend# #tat fo"the &e! %otto" li2e 1iping #hel&e# and #1eeping floo#( Futhe"oe, the! ha&e to 1o2 hade than the e#t of u# %ut #till get paid peanut#( 7u#t ecentl! at a chuch function, I 1a# a##igned to #1eep a pat of the #tadiu"( It 1a# &e! tiing and I #1oe I 1ill ne&e ta2e #1eeping a# a )o% #ince "! %ac2 hut #o %ad( No1 I eall! unde#tand 1hat it feel# li2e fo all the#e indi&idual# at the 1o2place( One of the pincipal ea#on# again#t %lac2# a# di#cou#ed in cla## 1a# that %lac2# ae an infeio ace( Thi# ca"e a# a #upi#e to "e %ecau#e fo" "! inteaction at the 1o2place, thee i# no di#tinct diffeence %et1een the 1hite and %lac2 ace( 5e ae all di&en %! pa##ion to "a2e it in life( In fact #o"e of the" ha&e %een foced to li&e thei fa"ilie# %ehind in #uch of

Race and Ethnicity in America Essay

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Race and Ethnicity in America

In 1492 Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. Everyone knows the story of Christopher Columbus; they are taught it in grade school if not before then. When he landed in America by accident, he had no idea that he would be creating the world's largest Melting Pot. This "melting pot" provided means for a new country, made from a mixture of many cultures and beliefs, thus creating a new country with a new and ever-changing culture. One complication with a Melting Pot is that you cannot put people of different race and ethnicity together without conflict. Conflict defined by dictionary.com as: "A state of disharmony between incompatible or antithetical persons, ideas, or interests; a clash." Humanity…show more content…

It started out that the Columnists were working and farming the land, which they stole, on their own. As the years passed they soon realized that why do it our selves when we can have someone else to do it. They began to ship slaves over from Africa. Hundreds of slaves were crowded onto large ships and brought to a foreign land, only to be enslaved by a foreign race of people. The hands of other races formed America. The foundation of this country was based upon racial tension and conflict. This strain continued even after slavery had been abolished. People would lash out at other races in order to make them-selves feel better. Phrases like "hate crimes" were suddenly popping up.
Throughout the early twentieth century, African-Americans were considered to be inferior to the Caucasian race. There were designated areas for "white" and "colored" people. "Colored" people were not allowed to eat in certain restaurants. They were not even allowed to drink from the same water fountains. Most of the time the "colored" fountain were just faucets sticking out of the wall. Segregation, as this separation of the races became known as, was legal by the laws of this country. The Supreme Court in the landmark decision of Plessy vs. Fregussun brought legality to the United States for segregation. "A statue which implies merely a legal distinction between the white and colored

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