Furthermore, the non-Hispanic Whites population will slightly decline even with the burgeoning elderly population because of healthier lifestyles and improved health care services available. Hispanics are expected to increase by 188% and account for nearly one-quarter of the nation's population although, The United States Census Bureau believes many Hispanics born in America claim Whites on census surveys. Asians, however, are expected to triple to over 33 million by 2050. Historically, America has been a "Black and Whites" country with Blacks accounting for nearly 13% of the current population. By 2050, the Black population will increase roughly 15%, making them the second largest minority group in America.
Asses the importance of the ethnic minority vote in the US political system The political system within the US consists of two parties; Democrats and Republicans. Whilst the Democrats conventionally gain the vote of the worse off citizens, the Republicans achieve the vote of the better off citizens; nevertheless, neither party are oblivious of the importance of the ethnic minorities. In 2008 Blacks voted at higher levels than they ever had in any other Presidential Election. Black voter turnout averages between 5% and 10% below that of the White voter turnout. Many Blacks doubt the political system has any value for them.
This allowed many Black Americans to get jobs and played a major role in the country’s war effort. As a result of the boom, the number of unemployed black Americans fell from 937,000 to 152,000. 48% of the black population was urban at the end of the war and jobs in the cities paid more than those in the country allowing Black Americans to be paid more than ever before. This shows an improvement of the position of Black Americans in society. Voting rights were also improved during this time period.
Well, besides what has already been mentioned, it was based largely on higher black turnout, a bigger Hispanic vote, big numbers among younger voters and first-time voters, and more support from independents. Additionally, the 2008 exit poll found far more Democrats turned out than Republicans. In the exit poll four years ago, self-identified Democrats and Republicans each constituted 37 percent of the sample, but this year 39 percent of voters were Democrats compared with 32 percent of Republicans. Fewer Republican voters meant fewer votes for McCain (Election Results 2008). So, it appears that 2008 election was not one of ideological, or “political cultural,” change, but one merely of circumstances – circumstances that left a nation yearning for a change; a change in party, a change in views, and a change in presidential persona.
Today, it is from Mexico, Central and South America. Three years from now, Hispanic Americans are projected to become the largest minority group in the United States. They are the fastest growing part of our population. Given these demographic facts, political parties have taken notice. Some already have a game plan.
Chapter 2 Hispanics Overview The Hispanic population in 2008 included 45.5 million (15.1%) of the estimated US population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008). Hispanics represent the largest and fastest growing minority group. Hispanics come from more than 20 countries sharing a common language. The three largest ethnic identity groups of Hispanics in the United States are Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban. Hispanics, with a median age of 27.6 years, are younger than the general population as a whole at 36.6 years.
Black unemployment rates seemed to remain constantly higher than the corresponding sums for white people and even if they were successful in finding a job they wouldn't usually receive equal pay. However due to the 1964 Civil Rights Act a prosperous black middle class was quickly growingand gaining professional qualifications. Black families earning over $10,000 a year rose rapidly and in the 1960's black incomes went up over 100%. Although they were still only earning 61% of the average white family this was seen as a valid improvement for black American's regarding their needs being met. The percentage of black southerners in segregated schools was still as high as 58% in 1965, but with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Education Act of 1965 over the next four years progress became more rapid in the
The question considers the extent to which ethnic minorities have achieved the American Dream. It is argued that inequalities continue to exist which prevents ethnic minorities from achieving the American Dream. One of the main reasons for ethnic minorities being in poverty is lack of education. Both Hispanics and African Americans have high dropout rates, 3 in 10 Hispanics and 1 in 5 Blacks do not finish high school. As relatively few go on to achieve a university degree, they have a lack of qualifications, which leads to much fewer job opportunities.
“This sudden increase in the Hispanic- American population is monumental when looking at the past few hundred years when African- Americans held the spot as the largest minority group in the United States. Across the United States, this sudden and unprecedented influx of primarily native Spanish speakers has become more visible in some areas than others. Due to rapid growth and migration of this group, it can be seen that many migrant children have not had the time or the opportunity to learn English well enough to achieve success at their particular grade level in the public school system. Many of these bright eager-to-learn migrant students fall by the wayside upon entering the public school system. It has become necessary for localized school systems to adopt and implement programs utilizing assistive technology to incorporate English language proficiency programs to help teach migrant students so that they might have a chance at achieving success and continuing to higher education taught exclusively in
Illegal immigration has increased throughout the years, in 2007 there was 38 million, which is about one-third of the U.S. population, which is about 310 million individuals .Illegal immigration will continue to grow, currently we have 310 million people but by 2060 this will rise to 468 million, which is a 56% increase. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world, but more come from Latin and South America looking for jobs, a better future, education, new business, better pay, health insurance, a better life than what they are accustomed in their native country. Although people may come from different parts of the world to the United States, this also affects American population because we will never have an accurate number of illegal