these are 2 paragraphs reflections i need please a respond for each one so each respond must be 180 words
The first one :
The United States historically has always been -and will always be- a nation of immigrants. Even those of European decent are technically immigrants to this country, as indigenous peoples (500 Nations) were the first to inhabit this land. So, it’s sad that the early images of Zangwill’s “The Melting Pot” are still prevalent in today’s society. Many immigrants conform to the Anglo ways and give up a lot of their culture to assimilate to the dominate “white” culture. Even though multiculturalism and cultural diversity exist today, it doesn’t mean that it is practiced or obtained by many. Racism, stereotypes, discrimination, etc. occurred in the past and still occurs to date. Although the U.S. has made some strides to equality for all, it still has a long way to go.
the Second one :
This chapter was about how the different races and ethnicities make up the United States of America. Most people can trace back their history to when their ancestors immigrated to the U.S. and from where they immigrated. The multicultural experiences we all have on a daily basis shape who we are and what we believe. Our lives and our country would not be the same if everyone looked the same, acted the same, and believed the same things. As shown on page 369, the U.S. is a nation of immigrants, and immigrants who live here have come from all over the world. They start their families here and contribute to a functional society. They assimilate into new culture while keeping parts of their own. It is interesting that in 2040 it is predicted that majority of working Americans will no longer be white and then people of color will be paying taxes for their social security. I hope that over the next few decades we can move more toward a society that really gives “liberty and justice to all.”