It could be argued that minorities have achieved equality since there are increasing graduation rates amongst all ethnic groups between 2001 and 2008. For example, black graduation increased from 78% to 80%, Hispanic increased from 57% to 60%. Asians remained at a constant 85%. Despite this, whites still have a higher graduation rate than blacks and Hispanics at 84%. In addition to this, blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be unemployed than whites and Asians.
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
It is also estimated that White Non-Hispanic Americans will be less than half the population at this point with 46.3 percent of the population being that race. Hispanics however are estimated to be 30.2 percent of the population, that's exponential growth within the next four decades! Who knows the impact this will have on our society and culture as well. With White Non-Hispanic Americans being less than half the population we are becoming a truly equally diverse society. Due to the diversity of it's people, the United States has some challenges to face in the coming years.
But according to Census Bureau projections, that's a story that is changing: by the year 2050, minority groups are expected to account for 49.9 percent of the population.” This population increase is going to come from births and from immigration as well. The biggest immigration population will come from the Asians and Hispanic groups. These are not the only groups that will see an increase of population, people over the age of 65 will see an increase too. This increase in the minority groups will almost remove any racial or ethnic majority in the United States. The increase in the minority population will help with diversity in the United States but it will face some challenges.
Davis 1 Joanna Davis Professor Varrasso Composition 1535 A 9 March 2009 Choices and Ways: Immigrants verses Homeless Immigrants are taking over and leaving Americans homeless and jobless. They are the biggest reason for the shape society is in today. If we could stop the immigrants from coming to America, then we could possibly put this society back together again. Why do we need immigrants to do jobs that are here for American people, and why do they get choices when Americans do not? Immigration has become a very large population in American society today.
The Deprivation Freed Blacks Faced In between the years 1820-1860, political, economic and social changes were occurring in America. Free African Americans continued to expand throughout different cities and states. In fact “in the year of 1820, there were 233,504 freed African Americans living in the United States in which free blacks were accounted for only 2.4 percent of the American population.” (Clark-Hine, C-Hine, and Harrold). However, by the year of 1860 the percentage of free African Americans rapidly increased in many cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia and Richmond. Because of the expansion of free African Americans, many white people feared the thought of competing with another races.
Immigration is the leading cause of such high rates of population increase. Immigration is not only causing over-population in our country but it is also affecting our quality of life in the United States. Step 3. Outline/ Preview of case An estimated gain of 106 million people in merely 45 years is expected. Currently there are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States today.
With increasing demand for these facilities, organizations are seeing 25 to 60 percent increases (November 27, 1986). For example, the Holy Trinity Ministry to the Poor projected a 144 percent increase this year (November 27, 1986). The economy of Texas with an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent (1.5 percent higher the past year) along with the increasing number of transient out-of-towners has helped increase the problem with homeless being on the streets (November 27, 1986). In addition, the shortage of more than 45,000 units of low-income housing,
Despite year on year fluctuations, Walsall tPCT is still on track to meet the 2010 target. How Walsall Compares Cancer mortality in the under 75s has fallen slightly faster in the West Midlands as a whole and in England than in Walsall. This means that the inequalities gap between Walsall and some other West Midlands districts and the national average has widened. In 2003-05 the Walsall rate remained 10% higher than the England average rate (14% higher for men and 4% higher for women). Eliminating the inequalities gap would save an additional 33 lives per year in
People of mixed races continue to be the fastest growing population in the United States, according to, Buzzle.com, a population that has tripled during the last century. We are a nation that has grown from 100 million, in 1915 to 200 million, by 1967 to a whopping 300 million, in 2006. We are expected to grow into a population of 9 billion by the year 2050(Buzzle.com). Another example of societies evolving as a whole is our judicial system, although not perfect, I challenge you to find a better one. We have evolved from public executions,