Define the following terms:
Definition: Racial formation, Segregation, De jure segregation, Pluralism, Assimilation
Answer the following questions in 150 to 350 words each:
Throughout most of U.S. history in most locations, what race has been the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group?
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?
In what ways have laws been used to enforce discrimination? Provide examples. These laws were intended against which racial minorities?
In what ways have laws been used to eliminate discrimination? Provide examples. Did the laws work to eliminate discrimination?