What information about race and ethnicity in the United States has helped you better understand or relate to specific minority groups? In the first week of class when we were asked the question in our journal entry of a subordinate group member defining race and ethnicity, what does the terms race and ethnicity mean to me. After researching that question and getting thorough meaning of race and ethnicity I was able to understand and relate to specific minority group such as African Americans because I am one.
Have i learned something new about my own cultural history? Yes, of course I have learned new things for example I learned that eight to twelve million African Americans were transported to what was called then the New World Slave Plantations by the slave trade and that was one of the largest forced migrations in history. Trends in immigration will continue to shape the face of the United States.
What will this face look like in the year 2050? I suspect that trends in immigration will continue to shape, grow and expand in the United States. I think that it just might be more immigration then it is now. People everyday come up with new ways to beat the system and new ways to find away to immigrate to the United States. 2050 is a long time from now and I really don’t suspect for anything to be the same.
I think that immigration by then will probably be a major issue and new laws will be made. How might the country best prepare for the changing race and ethnicity of it’s current and future citizens? The country might best prepare for the changing race and ethnicity by getting prepared now for what’s to come in the future. An the best way to do that is to start evaluating what’s to come and making changes on what can be changed now so the major changes can be perfected.