Ethnicity Studies Paper Examples

The lived experiences of Native American Indian women parenting off the reservation

Problem Statement From the information gathered from literature review, it is evident that many studies have been conducted on individuals who live in reservations. Some of these studies have laid particular interest on women. However, it is crucial to state here that the studies have been limited to studying a specific character trait within the […]

“The Counseling Profession’s Relationship to Jews and the Issues that Concern Them: More than A Case of Selective Awareness”

The insightful article by Weinrach (2002), titled The Counseling Profession’s Relationship to Jews and the Issues that Concern Them: More than a Case of Selective Awareness, sets out to not only illuminate the anti-Semitic issue among the Jews living in the United States and abroad, but also to demonstrate how the counseling profession continues to […]

Affirmative Psychotherapy for American Jews

Affirmative Psychotherapy for American Jews by Schlosser (2006) is an enlightening article that aims to address the issue of oppression among Jewish Americans. According to the author, psychotherapists have failed to address matters relating to ethnicity, race and culture affecting the Jewish community in America. As a result, Jewish Americans have received inadequate consideration in […]

Indian Identity in UK

The terms Indian Britons, Indian British, or British Indian are used in reference to people residing in the United Kingdom but whose ancestral origin is India. This comprises of people who were born in the United Kingdom but whose descendants are Indian and all Indian- born individuals who migrated to the United Kingdom. Presently, there […]

Task of Negro Womanhood

Thesis Statement The Negro woman faces constant contempt from the people who live around her. She rarely experiences joy, peace and happiness. Through all these challenges, the Negro woman stays strong and remains extremely courageous. She has learned to build within herself the needed moral strength to help her rise above those challenges. There exist […]

“Impossible Subjects” Book by Mae Ngai

The book ‘impossible subjects’ by Mae Ngai focuses on the history of immigration in the twentieth-century America. It offers a concise illumination of the illegal immigration of the late twentieth century. Though considered illegal and a serious problem, the author sees the immigration as a legal endeavor. According to him, the inclusion of Mexican immigrants […]

Perception of Intelligence by Zullu and Kpelle

Abstract Perception of intelligence among different communities varies to a great deal depending on the socio-economic and political factors. The Kpelle people of Liberia had a different perception of intelligence from the Zulus of South Africa. The best way of measuring intelligence in such unique communities is to base the measurements on the local parameters. […]

White Privilege in Contemporary society

The modern globalizing world is going through multiple changes. Diversity brought by merge and migration processes making the boundaries between nations, countries, cultures fade away is getting more and more intense every year. Public awareness of social diversity is also a developing phenomenon. It is demonstrated though the reflection of social and cultural diversity and […]

“Race in North America” by Audrey Smedley

Race, ethnicity, and culture are closely intertwined. Those are actually the latter two that create the intrinsic biological difference between the races. Ethnic clusters are people belonging to similar group, practicing common culture, and sharing similar traits. However, it is these similarities within the cluster that distinguishes them from other people. Audrey Smedley (2012) in […]

Cross-cultural Comparison Between the US and Japan

Introduction Kitayama, Mesquita, and Karasawa (2006) posit that no single definition can satisfactorily cover the aspects of culture. Broadly, culture denotes the cumulative behavior of a group of people that is universally acceptable by that group (Cho & Cheon, 2005). It comprises people’s behaviors, beliefs, and symbols. Culture is not static, but dynamic, which means […]

European Colonization Impacts on the Native American Population

Introduction An examination of various historical accounts from the 15th to 19th century show that the Native American population was adversely affected by the arrival of European settlers due to various conflicts that arose and the new diseases that the Europeans brought which, in combination, devastated the local population. Yet, it should be noted that […]

Ethnic Polarization and the Duration of Civil War

Introduction The article discusses the relationship between the civil war duration and ethnic polarization. The arguments in the article provide that civil wars are key barriers to the development of the economy. Civil wars lead to the destruction of infrastructure, loss of human life and have an effect on future prospects for investment. The causes […]

How Different Young Australians Experience Racism?

Introduction Everyone experiences or witnesses racism at some point in life. Race is not a biological categorisation, but is rather an artificial grouping of persons based on social constructions. Racial classification has little to do with scientifically certifiable facts such as genetics (Doane 2006). On the contrary, races are classified according to the way societies […]

Religious, Political and Global Impact on Muslim Women

Abstract Fatima Mernissi is an analyst of Islamic Feminism, whose presentation is an argument regarding the situation of Islamic women, the problems they face and possible solutions on to common problems. The hitches they face concerns issues regarding sexuality, politics and evaluation of the current approaches of major laws. What is the current view of […]


Even after centuries of identification and marginalization, there is ignorance surrounding the Roma, their origins, and their unique culture. Now distributed around the globe, but concentrated in Central Europe 1and in the countries of the former USSR2, they often maintain a strong sense of their own identity, even though they are living within many different […]

Sri Lankan Tamils and Sinhalese ethnic groups: Ethnic conflict

Introduction An ethnic conflict can be described as a conflict that takes place between ethnic groups commonly as a result of ethnic nationalism (Hogg & Vaughan, 2005). Ethnic conflicts are prevalent in about 47 countries around the world and more often they result into genocide and crimes against humanity. Factors that lead to ethnic conflicts […]

African Americans: Race and Ethnic Discrimination

Race and ethnic stratification remain quite burning issues in the American society. Multi ethnic American society has faced a variety of problems which led to violence, tension and disintegration. African Americans constitute the major minority group in the USA. This group also remains one of the most discriminated even though the struggle of the 1960s […]

Analysis of Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Immigration History

The concept of race and ethnicity is closely interwoven with the immigration history of the United States and, therefore, the concepts provide essential issues for discussion. The analysis of such issues as stereotypic thinking, racial discrimination, and slavery also relate to the notions of race and ethnicity. The main challenges of discussing racial discrimination and […]

Second Generation Immigrant Minorities

The socioeconomic status of the immigrant parents, different levels of ethnic/racial discrimination in relation to various groups, either legal or illegal right to stay in the country and different rates of cultural assimilation are the main reasons according to which the average socioeconomic status of the second generation immigrant minorities is assessed. The higher the […]

Relevance of Race and Ethnicity Issues: Asian Americans

The contemporary trends in immigration have significantly changed the population ratio of Asian Americans, as well as their attitude to this ethnicity group. Racial issues precisely concern Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Filipino immigrants who had to undergo the pressure on the part of the white population in the United States. The first waves of immigrants […]

Problems of Ethnic Discrimination in US

The level of ethnic discrimination influences the average socioeconomic status and upward mobility of the second generation immigrant minorities. This is the most notable distinguishing factor followed by the different rates of cultural assimilation between the immigrant minorities and the non-immigrant majorities. Ethnic/racial discrimination This issue determines the level of socioeconomic growth and the rate […]

The socioeconomic success of second generation immigrants

A great number of people come to the United States hoping that their children will have more opportunities in terms of education, employment, or healthcare. However, the socioeconomic achievements of second generation immigrants can differ dramatically. Thus, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to this inequality among the descendants of immigrants. Overall, […]

Hispanic Americans: roles played in the American society.

The article under consideration dwells upon roles played by Hispanic Americans in the contemporary American society. The author considers major reasons for development of such roles and relationships between the ethnic groups in the USA. Historical factors have played crucial role in the development of this ethnic minority which still has to endure discrimination in […]

Hispanic Americans: racial status

Martin Marger in the article Hispanic Americans raises an important problem of ethnicity in the USA. Starting the discussion with the identification of the Hispanic Americans and their place in the population of the USA, the author says that some cities inhabit more Hispanic Americans than Americans. Speaking about several Hispanic American groups differentiated by […]

The US Ethnic Groups: the Hispanic Americans

Currently, the total number of Hispanic Americans is about 41 million, which is approximately 15 percent of the total US population. There are several ethnic groups which constitute the Hispanic Americans including Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Cubans among others. All the Hispanic ethnic groups are linked by a common language and a unique culture. […]

Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspective

The Hispanic Americans represent various different ethnic groups that are related through a common language and cultural heritage. These groups were heavily influenced by Spaniards who were their earlier colonizers. This essay is a response to Martin Marger’s chapter entitled, “Hispanic Americans” from the book titled, Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspective. The […]

A Review of ethnic diversity with a special interest in the Anglo European Americans

This paper entails a review of ethnic diversity with a special interest in the Anglo-European Americans. It shows the influence that this group has made in the American society. The origin and existence of this group, in the US, is well explained in the paper. In addition, the paper reviews the challenges, which the group […]

Racial and Ethnic Politics in Latin America

The article suggests that despite attempts by some of the Latin American regimes to assimilate the marginalized indigenous societies, the latter are still mainly subjugated culturally and economically. Official anti-racist positions slowly become the norm in Latin America and the integration of indigenous populations through indigenismo was given continental respectability in 1940 at the First […]

Ethnic Cleansing

Introduction Ethnic cleansing can be defined as the exclusion of an unwanted section of a population. An acknowledgeable example of ethnic cleansing is the dispersal and annihilation of the North American population which was motivated by the desire to gain and secure frontier which involved the cleansing of Indians from their lands and also the […]

Multicultural Supervision for School Counselors

Abstract The general performance of culturally diverse students is usually low. In this context, school counselors are required to address this phenomenon with precision and articulacy required. However, triumph in the use of counselors to address this issue depends on their cultural competence. This paper is based on a study that focused on the effects […]

The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of color blindness

The New Jim Crow is a book that elucidates the many types of similarities that exists between the former legal systems of Jim Crow and the present practice of accumulated incarceration with regards to the racial minorities. According to Alexander, most of the individuals in the United States of America who are colored are devastated […]

Malcolm X

Introduction The paper will argue that the film “Malcolm X” is a fight against the demonization of an African American icon. In light of critics’ remarks in the book “The mistakes of Malcolm X”, the director went beyond propaganda and told the story of a society changer. It will argue that the prison scene in […]

Why We Are Responsible For Being Born

In our societies, persons identify themselves with individual and group identities. Every person is considered to be related to a certain race, religion, and other social aspects of life (Appiah, 2005). Identity refers to the unique characteristics that an individual or a group possesses. The characteristics of a certain group influence whether an individual will […]