In this class, we have explored the different cultures that comprise the United States. In these studies, we have examined different struggles, similarities, religious backgrounds, ethnicity, and how these all interrelate. Learning that all races have struggled in this country has made me realize that people of every race can help ease the pain and burden of racism. It is up to individuals to be more accepting, understanding, and patient as they struggle with the cultural differences they may encounter with people around them today. I have also learned that when we interrelate with people, it is vitally important to be aware of how the cultural differences may cause misunderstandings and miscommunication. I have also learned that within my own cultural history is a dark and dreary past of racism and bigotry that we are still struggling to overcome. I feel that Anglo-Saxon people must try to be especially caring and understanding with other cultures, considering the past that we have established regarding different cultures. Considering current immigration trends, birth trends, and other factors, it seems apparent to me that in the years to come, we will become even more of a melting pot than even our forefathers could have imagined. It seems inevitable that people of Anglo-Saxon heritage will become the minority culture in this country. It also seems that Hispanics will be the next majority culture in the United States. In preparation for this, we should be looking at ways to unite Americans as “Americans”, rather than keeping cultural divisions so apparent. Moving forward, we must attempt to become a true melting pot, stop looking at culture and color, and begin living under a common goal: to be Americans that can show the light and greatness of democracy to the rest of the world.