Race In The Usa Research Paper

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Race in the U.S. functions as a means of discrimination and oppression through societal and lawful institutions to perpetuate the hegemonic belief of white supremacy. As stated by Almaguer, ethnic groups in the United States were all racialized differently, but no matter how they were racialized, they were never racialized in a way that would make them equal to white Americans. The only exceptions to this statement are the ethnic groups that have ascended the racial hierarchy into whiteness such as the Irish and the Jews through racialized labor and assimilation. The main reason that they were able to be considered white is because they generally have white skin. As these groups migrated to America and culturally assimilated, it was easy
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