ETH125 Assignment: Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member

? Resources: Ch. 1 in Racial and Ethnic Groups and U.S. Census Bureau American Fact
Finder Web site.
? Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]
? Select any of the subordinate groups from Ch. 1 of the text, provided below. Because the


chapter does not list all subordinate groups, you may select any other group that has a
documented history in the United States.
Subordinate Groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Chinese Americans,
Japanese Americans, Arab Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans,
Vietnamese Americans, Asian Indians, Hawaiians, Irish Americans, Polish Americans,
Norwegian Americans, Jewish Americans, Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, and
Puerto Ricans.
? Identify and describe which, if any, of these creation and consequence situations the
group has faced:
o Creation: migration, annexation, or colonization
o Consequences: extermination, expulsion, secession, segregation, fusion, or
assimilation
? Write a fictional, first-person account of the creation and consequence situations of a
subordinate group in the United States in the form of a 700- to 1,050-word journal entry.
? Describe, as if you were a member of that subordinate group, where the group
originated, how it came to the United States, and one or two locations in the United
States where members of your group live. Be creative in your fictional descriptions, but
accurate with your facts. Search through chapters of the text, the Internet, or the
University Library for information about your chosen group. Of particular usefulness is the
People section of the U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder Web site at

http://factfinder.census.gov/

? Cite your sources according to APA requirements.
? Post your journal entry as an attachment.


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