Racial Diversity

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?

In most locations, throughout most of U.S. history White Americans have been the majority in every region.   According to the 2000 U.S. Census, “White Americans are the majority in forty-nine of the fifty states, with Hawaii as the exception.”   The most common ancestral background of the White Americans who follow their ancestory, leads them to people who came from Europe.   The second biggest ancestral background is the Middle East and being followed up by North Africa.   Upon digging a little deeper into this topic, I have learned that out of these people who trace their roots back to Europe 15.2% of them are German and 10.8% are Irish.  

Race and ethnicity in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_United_States#White_Americans

• What are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group?

Some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history is White Americans, Black Americans, and Asian Americans.   Most White Americans can locate that their ancestors came from Germany.   The ancestors of Black Americans were mostly involuntarity brought to the U.S. from Africa during the slave trade.   Most of the ancestors of Asian American have came from the Philippines, China, and Pakistan.   The population of Black Americans has continued to climb since the 1970s.   They have now a lot more ancestor roots in Jamaica, Haiti, and Trinidad.   The Asian American population became significant minority group in the mid to late 19th century.

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