20 Exploratory Essay Topics: Ideas Relevant to Globalization and Minority American Communities

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Posted on March 11, 2016

There are many things which contribute to minority communities. This means that the topics available for your next essay are seemingly endless.
Students can examine how people, ideas, and even organizations move and interact with different minority communities throughout America including groups like African Americans, Asian Americans, and Mexican Americans often referred to as Chicanos. Students can also explore each of their cultures of origin.

Historical migration changes which influence groups of immigrants moving to new locations as well as other facets which contribute to the growth of specific migration and migrant communities in certain cities are all examples of potential subject matter. Even more exciting is the ability to take an existing or previously existing migrant or minority community and explore what the individuals within that community created amongst themselves and shared with other communities. Minority communities have provided a great deal of music throughout history, with each minority community creating their own music genre. The same is true for artwork as well as literature and even some scientific contributions. That being said, selecting a single topic from this wide range of ideas can be tiresome and exhausting.

It is for this reason that you will find 20 sample exploratory essay topics listed below.

  1. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Contributions to Women as a Minority Community in America
  2. Jane Addams Contributions to Women as a Minority Community in America
  3. Frances Willard’s Contributions to Women as a Minority Community in America
  4. Cesar Chavez’ Contributions to Mexican Immigrants as a Minority Community in America
  5. The Impact of Illegal Immigration on Minority Community Creation
  6. Contributions to Farm Workers as a Minority Community in America by United Farm Workers
  7. Contributions to Women as a Minority Community in America by Women’s Suffrage Movement.
  8. American Civil Rights Movement’s Contributions to African Americans as a Minority Community in America
  9. Physical Traits Contributing to Minority Communities in America
  10. Religious Traits Contributing to Minority Communities in America
  11. Involuntary Inclusion in Minority Communities
  12. Migration’s Creation of Minority Communities
  13. History of Gender Contributing to Minority Communities in America
  14. Facets of Race Contributing to Minority Communities in America
  15. Ethnicity Changes Contributing to Minority Communities in America
  16. Minority Status of Chicanos in the US
  17. Minority Status of African Americans in the US
  18. Minority Status of Native Americans in the US
  19. Minority Status of Asian American Immigrants in America
  20. Minority Status of Women in America

Aren’t those topics exciting? Well that’s not all. We also offer to your attention 10 facts on globalization of American minority communities with our exploratory essay writing tips in order to properly cover these topics. Now you can read a sample essay on one of the topics from the list above to give you a better understanding of what requirements you have to meet for your next paper writing assignment.

Sample Exploratory Essay: Minority Status of Chicanos in the US

There have been many movements of ideas, institutions, and individuals between minority American communities in the United States. Multiculturalism and mass migration has allowed for Chicanos, Asians, and African American communities to come together as one. This coming together and sharing of cultures in 19th and 20th centuries has created a global village, so to speak. The sharing of such ideas and ideologies between different groups has also led to the creation of even broader communities.

This is particularly true of the Chicano minority group in the United States. Mexican American constitute large numbers of immigrants in cities with Mexican names such as San Antonio, Los Angeles, in Albuquerque. But these individuals are members of the community which has existed in the Southwest since the 1800’s. The community has changed from mexican society to distinctly Chicano. Chicanos have been defined by mainstream society as people who are of Mexican descent. Unlike other minority groups in the United States they are at the same time indigenous and an immigrant community made up of Mexican descendants who have lived in the territories previously owned by Mexico.

Unlike all other ethnic groups within the United States, Mexico  fell under the rule of the United States through the conquest of their territory. Mexico was defeated by the United States in a war which left more than 60,000 Mexican Americans north of the new border . It was their geographic location north of this new border that converted their status from Mexican to Mexican American.

Since that time Chicano’s have regularly been viewed as a racial minority, a minority which was never quite part of the white American majority. The racial nature of this minority community has created anti-mexican discrimination which is best combated with the multitude of legal changes implemented by courts ranging from local levels all the way to the Supreme Court again racial targeting. In cases where race is the backbone of oppression it is largely because the Chicanos are considered inferior by the majority. It is for this reason that their minority status remains problematic today. Rather than converting into the majority and assuming the title of American they are still considered a separate minority under the banner of Chicano.

During the most part of 20th century Chicanos have been defined as a racially different minority, different from Americans. In California many states used the term Chicano to describe a distinct race. Groups from Latin America as well as Native American have all been blended together under the title of Chicano. Bringing a minority status has cultivated the idea that Mexican Americans are different from other Americans. Being classified as a minority in the United States enforces racial subordination. It does not guarantee equal treatment in society and in spite of attempts to implement equality still allows for the growth of racism. While many Chicanos do not consider themselves inferior and continue to adopt their original lifestyles and cultural nuances the truth of the matter is that while they remain titled a minority they will remain treated as immigrants and not allowed to exist as equals.

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