The Benefits of a Multicultural America

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GEN. 220 February 27, 2014 The benefits of a Multicultural America In America, people are born and raised to believe that this country was founded on human rights such as life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In reality these rights were not always accessible for minorities in United States. Minorities in America have had to overcome obstacles including being treated as second class citizens. Multiculturalism has existed throughout the history of America. People have migrated for thousands of years moving into different habitats and spreading their influences over one another. David Burgos a writer for adage, a website that specialize in advertising states, “I bet most of you thought about Blacks or African…show more content…
In order for groups to be classified as multicultural they have to be culturally different. One group of people that was completely different from Native Americans and Europeans are Africans. Africans are unique because they are the only group of individuals that came to the land of the free by force. The African slave trade brought millions of Africans to America for slave labor. African traditions and customs have influenced almost everything in America. Music, pop cultural, books all have curtain aspects that can be traced back to Africa. The descendants of Africans have also influenced the country from the federal level by leading the civil rights movement and other historical situations that help make this country fair and equal for everyone. An article in the morning call, does a great job describing the impact that Africans have had on modern America, “The landslide election of a black president is a testament to the American people and an affirmation of one of the most important principles in the Declaration of Independence: All men are created equal"(Cole). African Americans have gone through a tremendous shift in life that has benefited everyone in the country. Another group of people that had an impact in the multicultural growth of the United States is the Irish. The Irish were a people from Ireland who migrated to America in hopes of seeking a new and
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