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The word minority is a word that is mentioned a lot in our society today The media use it frequently and they are using it when they are referring to the blacks Latinos and Jews in our society They are labeled into groups like ethnic groups or minorities The word minority means something small The majority of people in this country consist of whites Caucasians But to me the word minority when referred to people has a negative sound It sounds a little like the people labeled into these groups are not worth as much as the majority and are considered a bit different than the rest I also think that a lot of those people dont like to be referred as a minority Why they still use this word so often is hard to say But people usually like to categorize people into groups so it will be easier to identify themActually minority groups founded this nation The religious groups who felt the pressure of persecution in their homelands came here to begin new lives and eventually a new nation The ethnic groups that came in a great flood of immigrants came to escape the economic oppression of their homelands We must not also forget the true Americans the American Indians They are also referred as a minority even though they are the first inhabitants of this continent and the real Americans But the US has improved a lot in the way the minorities are treated today The US is really a role model of how people of different races and backgrounds can live together It was only about twenty-five years ago riots occurred across the nation with angry Blacks clashing with the police because of the unfair treatment they were getting in this country Now they can be found as mayors governors and judges They hold positions of authority in almost every segment of our country The Mexicans are hardworking people and are
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