History has had a negative impact on African Americans and Latin Americans. European Americans looked down upon both races because they were not white.The European Americans viewed them “as dirty, uneducated, and unfit for the land” (Gaither, 2011). Because of this their education did not matter to them expect for the fact that they wanted to strip them of their native ways and beliefs and have them adopt theirs. Both groups were helped by assimilation. Assimilation is just adding a group of people to a group that is already formed. Acculturation is the integration of cultures that have come into contact over a period of time. These two groups were affected by assimilation that has changed their own cultures in America forever. It has made them become more Americanized and they now look down upon their natives as being less than them.
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