The information that has helped me better understand race and ethnicity in the United States is that there is still so much prejudice and discrimination against different races and ethnic groups. I have also learned that the White population is not really the majority of the United States population, but that they are the majority of society who are prejudice, and they make most of the rules for those of different race or ethnic backgrounds. The majority of the White population does not consider everyone to be equal regardless of skin color or cultural background.
Another important fact I have learned in this class is that the American Indians were actually the first settlers on U.S. land, and the Europeans came over and took their land away from them. This is a fact I did not know about. My great-grandmothers on both sides of my parents were full-blooded Cherokee Indians, which I just learned a few months ago, so this information I have leaned about the American Indians was very interesting. This has made me want to do more research on American Indians.
I believe that by the year 2050, different races and ethnic groups will be more accepted, and that most races like the Asian Americans will not be afraid to proclaim what race or ethnic group they come from. I also believe the country can best prepare for the changing race and ethnicity by educating the younger generation about discrimination, and by educating them on all races and ethnic groups. The younger generation should be taught that discrimination is wrong and inhumane, and that each and every human being is important and equal no matter what their skin color is.