Many Irish immigrated to the United States after the potato famine of 1845-1848 (Schaefer, 2006). They did so in order to escape certain death that would come to them in their homeland of Ireland. Within a five year period over one million Irish immigrants ventured to the new land to escape starvation and disease (Baba, 1990). Upon arrival to the United States they were not met with a warm reception. Many moved to areas of the city that lacked sewage and running water. They lived in crowed spaces where more than one family would reside (Immigration…Irish). As more Irish came to America, the stronger the anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiment became. Violence broke out across the land that led to death and the burning of Catholic churches (Schaefer, 2006). The arrival of the Irish brought back the feelings that some people had over in Europe which caused them to leave. Many employers took to mixing the various immigrant groups in order to help prevent an uprising if the groups were together (Schaefer, 2006). The Irish suffered and inflicted many racial tensions. Many businesses would post signs on their doors instructing the Irish not to come in. They would be taunted on the streets and were looked upon as being dirty, lazy, and stupid mainly because of how they lived. While many of the dominant “White” Americans displayed much prejudice towards the Irish, the Irish displayed anti-Black sentiment (Immigration…Irish). They were opposed to the Emancipation Proclamation because they were competing for the jobs. If the slaves were to be freed they would lose out on many of the jobs they were currently working. The competition for these jobs caused hatred and fighting between the two groups. The competition for work increased tensions between the classes. Irish Americans were often provoked by groups like the American Protective Association and the Ku Klux Klan (Immigration…Irish). The Irish were not offered the prestigious jobs; instead they worked the hardest and most dangerous ones. The ones that no one else wanted to do and that paid the least amount of money. In the early 20th century West Virginia coal companies terminated many union jobs in order to hire Irish, Italian, and African-American people due to the company felt they “owned” them (Immigration…Irish). The Irish were a subject of racial discrimination, not only because of the fact they were Irish Immigrants but because most of them were Catholics. Although, they were discriminated against, they had many prejudices of their own. There was much animosity between them and African-Americans, which caused violence to break out. Instead of two minority groups coming together they fought each other. The Irish have come a long way since their initial immigration to America. The glass ceiling, glass wall theory was true for the Irish as well as many other groups. They went from only being able to get a job that no one else wanted to becoming President of the United States. Today the Irish have equal opportunities when it comes to housing, jobs, and they do not face the same discrimination as other ethnic groups. The Irish did suffer from redlining and were often forced to live in deplorable conditions. Many lived in the slums without
The Mongolian Ethnic Group
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History and Traditions..........................................................................1
Holidays and Celebrations...................................................................3
Dress and Personal Appearance..................…
Religion and Ethnic Groups
The religion of Islam is one that interests me the most, not only because its vast following, but because its similarities and differences to Christianity. Instead of the bible, Muslims use the Qur’an, which states that one must believe in one God, who takes no particular shape or form and is neither male nor female. God, or Allah, as referred to by Muslims, cannot be seen or heard, rewards and punishes, yet is overall merciful to its followers. Most Muslim men practice…
some type of discrimination no matter where you reside or whom you reside with. Okamura speaks on institutional discrimination and how it provides maintenance to ethnic inequality. “Through policies, practices, and laws, such unequal treatment denies ethnic minorities the same opportunities and privileges enjoyed by the dominant ethnic groups, particularly in education and employment.” In the reading it portrays that not only is this an issue is employment but in the academic arena as well.
Ethnic Groups and Discrimination
I belong and identify with the ethnic group known as the Irish American. The Irish have a story that includes famine, discrimination, immigration, religious discrimination, and finally triumph in the face of adversity. The Irish ancestry is almost impossible to trace due to the tragic circumstances in which millions of Irish immigrants were forced to escape to the United States. I have personal experience trying to trace my ancestry back to Ireland and every investigation…
Ethnic groups and Discrimination
December, 5th 2010
I was wondering what I would write about, and came to the fact that I am 1 Tenth Indian, So I am going to try and write about the way they are and the way they were treated. When the so called “white people” came to America we were all ready here. In the ninetieth century, steel, and factory work was a manger part of…
Religious and Ethnic Groups
Jehovah witnesses differ from other religion groups in many ways. Although one thing remains almost the same, they believe in god. Jehovah witnesses are known for not celebrating holidays as well as birthdays. The bible doesn’t say not to celebrate birthdays but Jehovah witnesses believe that early Christians didn’t celebrate birthdays so it’s okay that they don’t. They also don’t celebrate Christmas or Easter, they say there is no proof of Jesus being born on Christmas…
* Part time Work □
* Full time Student □
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4) Which Ethnic Group do you belong in?
* White □
* Mixed / multiple ethnic groups □
* Asian / Asian British □
* Black / African / Caribbean / Black British □
* Other ethnic group □
5) Does it concern you that Britain has the second highest rate of obesity in the world?
* Yes □
* No □
6) Have you been effected…
Kidney Transplantation in Ethnic Groups
Adventist University of Health Science
DNR499: Seminar in Nursing
Rilla Taylor, Instructor
October 7, 2014
Renal transplants are successful alternative to dialysis, however ethnical minorities have less access to renal transplantations and higher graft rejections. There are many factors that contribute to this health disparities in ethnic minorities. Lifestyle, immunologic factors, and geographic have an effect on the post-transplantation…
Religious and Ethnic Groups
There are so many different types of religious groups out their along with different types of ethnic groups. I have chosen to write about Catholics and Hispanics. Catholics do a lot of different things from other religious groups. They strongly believe in no sex before marriage. Also that the women should not be allowed to take birth control because if they are having sex than they are having sex to conceive a child. On Sundays their church worship service is called…
different elements and qualities. Races are very diverse and special groups you belong to make up diversity. Everyone is not the same we all have many different things that make up who we are. I believe diversity is valued because without it, this world would be very boring and everyone would be the same.
2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?
Ethnocentrism is when one group or race feel they are superior to everyone else. Ethnocentrism can lead…