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Define the following terms:
|Term |Definition |
|Racial formation |The socio-historical process by which racial categories are created. |
| |“Inhabited, transformed, and destroyed.” |
|Segregation |The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set |
| |apart. |
|De jure segregation |Racial separation that is required by law. |
|Pluralism |A form of society in which minority groups maintain their cultural traditions. |
|Assimilation |Act of becoming like other people in a country or culture. |
Answer the following questions in 150 to 350 words each:
• Throughout most of U.S. history in most locations, what race has been the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group? When the Europeans first invaded America, they brought smallpox, which wiped out 90% of the native population. This is why the Europeans were able to outnumber and overpower the surviving natives.
So, in U.S. history, the European descendants (Caucasians) have been the majority. European cultural lineages can be traced back to Western Europe and is institutionalized in the form of its government, traditions, and civic education. European American cultural lineages can be traced back to Western Europe and is industrialized in the form of its government, traditions, and civic education. European...