Multicultural Matrix and Analysis Worksheet
Part I: Select and identify six groups in the left-hand column. Complete the matrix.
Part II: Write a summary.
Part III: Format references consistent with APA guidelines.
Part I: Matrix | What is the group’s history in the United States? | What is the group’s population in the United States? | What are some attitudes and customs people of this group may practice? | What is something you admire about this group’s people, lifestyle, or society? | 1. White Americans | Whites here in the United States are classified as individuals that have origins with the Middle East, Europeans, and North Africa (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001). | A large part …show more content…
Pacific Islanders account for 0.4% (540,013 people) according to the 2010 Census (U. S. Census Bureau, 2011). | The attitudes and customs of Pacific Islanders follow traditions that are based on principles from their ancestors that promote living noble and honorable lifestyles. Polynesian cultures include dancing, food, and traditional music. | I admire the fact that Pacific Islanders live very close family oriented and social lifestyles. Both immediate and extended family members work together in their community. | 5. Asians | Chinese Filipinos were the very first Asians that settled here in the United States. In the early 1840’s large numbers of Asian workers immigrated to the United States, but their conditions here in the states didn’t change or improve until post World War II. | The Asian population in the United States is comprised of 14,674,253 people (5.6%) of the nation’s entire population. Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnicity groups located in North America. | Asian families and groups are highly organized and structured Asian children are taught at very young ages not to threaten the welfare and integrity of their families. Also, everything is highly structured. | I admire two things about Asian ethnicities: the family/work ethics and their cuisine. Asian philosophies teaches principles of balance, harmony, and peace. Also, I think that Asian cuisine is very delicious. | 6. Native Americans | The