Cultural Diversity in America: Examination of African Americans and Asian Americans Many ethnic groups reside and persist in America. Minority groups are misunderstood and undervalued in today’s society. There are many cultures, history, social relations, religious traditions, and linguistic aspects enduring in our country because of our abundant diversity. Two minority groups that are misconstrued are African Americans and Asian Americans. These two groups of people have many differences, but also have a few commonalities.
The United States is an ever-changing tapestry of various cultures and ethnicities. Even though many of the groups share common migration patterns and factors, they are different for every individual group. Minorities in the US originate from all over the globe and at different times in history. Prejudices and discrimination also vary between ethnicities. In this essay, I will discuss Black, Asian and Hispanic migration and settlement patterns and discuss a variety of institutions including economic, social, ethnic, educational, governmental and political.
Racial profiling is effecting many people and it needs to be addressed. In general, there are many different groups affected. “While African Americans have historically been the targets of racial profiling, they are not the only community affected by this practice. It affects groups such as Native
Although there are many changes in the way African Americans are represented, racism may still be present. Music was a large part in history of the life of an ancestor of African decent and is now recognized as a time of segregation between whites and
During the 1950’s, severe treatment of African Americans was very noticeable. Slavery may not exist today, but brutal treatment of blacks continued. Discrimination was a way of life for white America. The South may have lost the war but the battle continued. And Black Americans during these times were less then men in the eyes of many White Americans.
The American society is a very good example of that. However, that did not end the prejudices and discriminations towards the African American people, or against any other race or ethnicity. After the abolishment of slavery, amendments were passed to give African Americans some rights. However, “regarded by many as second-class citizens, blacks were separated from whites by law and by private action in transportation, public accommodation recreational facilities, prisons, armed forces, and schools in both Northern and Southern states.” (A Century of Racial Segregation 1849-1950) Because of this racial segregation happening in the United States many civil rights leaders
While proceeding through this book there were several different reoccurring topics that appeared. This paper will discuss these two reoccurring topics: the civil rights movement and former presidents. The civil rights movement, by many people, is though to have happened during the 1950's and 1960's. The truth of the matter is that civil right has and always will be an ongoing issue for anyone who is not of color. The civil rights movement started when the black slave started arriving in America centuries ago.
Undeniable is the diversity of the African-American experience in America. Although we share in similar ancestry and, for some, skin pigmentation, there still exist many differences not only about how we define ourselves individually, but also how we see ourselves through the eyes of others and the kaleidoscope of varying experiences that we have. These different experiences, further, become made known to the world in the aesthetic expressions of writers and artists. Most notable examples include, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, and—most recently—Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey. All of these recognized scholarly expressions attempt to articulate, in some way, the consummate experiences of an individual.
African and Native Americans, Their Similarities and Differences. Whether you have experienced a lot of traveling to other countries and continents or perhaps you have never left the East coast, it can be assumed; whether through school or a work environment, you have had at least one experience dealing with different nationalities and cultures. The realization is that we may come from different places and have different backgrounds but most people, cultures included, have more in common then we could imagine. Let us explore the following two nationalities, African Americans and Native Americans, their history and struggles. Both originating from different sides of the globe and had their own struggles, but the connections and similarities between the two are astonishing.