Appendix G Essay

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Appendix E

Part I

Define the following terms:

|Term |Definition |
|Racial formation |The process where individuals are divided and categorized by mutable rules into different racial |
| |categories. |
|Segregation |The act of separating individuals from a main body or group. |
|De jure segregation |It is a real segregation or isolation of individuals from a main group which is imposed by
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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? It has become more obvious which groups of our society are minorities, Hispanics and African Americans. Hispanics have immigrated to the United States for a better life, and increase their possibilities of acquiring a longer life expectancy. This is because most Hispanic countries offer bad living conditions, and poverty is a major issue for this reason. They look for an escape from their torments and hope for the best in the U.S. These individuals have many common ancestral backgrounds but the main origin is Spain from here they immigrated to Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America, Latin America, and North America. Two decades ago when different Mexicans and Cuban individuals were found to have immigrated either by law or against it, so they can find work for survival.

In what ways have laws been used to enforce discrimination? Provide examples. These laws were intended against which racial minorities? Laws have been used greatly to reinforce discrimination throughout the years. People are being judged and denied the opportunity of acquiring respect and chances of achieving their

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