Racial Minorities

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There are countless minorities in the United States. Some of these different types of minorities include: race, religion, gender, and lots more. Racial minority, however, is one type of minority that many people talk about. In the United States, there are various types of racial minorities. Two of the most common are African American and Native American. African Americans and Native Americans have gone through a lot of events. Even though they have, most of them have been able to keep many of their cultural and religious traditions and their languages. They both have many similarities and differences, and they both have stereotypes. African Americans have gone through countless historical events in both the past and present time. They have…show more content…
Finally, in 1866, stated by Rachel J. Anderson (2012), “US Congress passed Civil Rights Act of 1866, granting civil rights to all persons in the United States” (Anderson, 2012, p. 8). After the thirteenth amendment went into effect, African Americans and Caucasians still did not get along. There was still segregation, riots, assassinations, and much more. Nearly four centuries have passed since the first group of African Americans came to the United States, and although there still may be conflicts here and there, it is not as bad as it was in the past. Some conflicts that still happen around this time, include the Civil Rights Movements, a few shootings, and still some discrimination. One example of a shooting that has happened recently, was the shooting that occurred in Charleston. One June 15, 2015 there was a shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dylann Storm Roof, a white male, killed nine people who had gathered at the church for a weekly Bible study. African Americans have certain religious traditions that other minorities do not have. Some different religions that are common for African Americans include
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