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.
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.
,Sarah L. G January 6, 2013 Written Assignment #1 1. A) $1,000 with 5% interest after 10 years gives you $1,628. Therefore, you would gain $628 in interest. B) If the interest is withdrawn each year, a total of $500 would be earned because the $1,000 investment would earn $50 of simple interest each year. C) The answers are different because if the interest is left untouched, it makes the principal amount higher each year, giving more money after 10 years.
The term race usually refers to the concept of dividing humans into populations based on various sets of characteristics. I believe that some of the most widely used human racial characteristics are usually based on visible traits like skin color, facial features, and even hair color. I particularly liked this quote form the movie, “Race is not what you are, but who you are.” I like this quote because we should not judge people on what they look like, but who they are as a person instead. I think one should get to know who someone is before they judge them of their race. Over the last century, mankind has made significant increases in the fight against discrimination and racism.
Historical Report on Race, Asian Americans While Asian Americans "only" make up about 5% of the U.S.'s population as of 2008, they are one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups (in terms of percentage increase) in the U.S. The Asian American community has received a lot of scrutiny over the years but in many ways, still remains misunderstood. As many social scientists have noted, there are two primary stereotypes that continue to affect Asian Americans. One is that all Asian Americans are the same. That is, many people are either unable or unwilling to distinguish between different Asian ethnicities -- Korean American from a Japanese American, Filipino American from an Indonesian American, etc.
The major positive impact is that it would allow all of the illegal aliens to receive an id number and pay taxes into the government and help pay for government programs. The Center for American Progress reports that based on the results of The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which granted citizenship to 3 million illegal aliens we could reap many benefits of we adopted this course again. They state legalized immigrants invested more in their education and elevated their current jobs and pay rates. The author uses a logos appeal when telling us the expected increase to the gross national product based on the results in 1986 is 1.5 trillion dollars over the next decade (CNN). The benefit provided by this plan to the struggling economy is a convincing point to ponder.
The Arian Brotherhood believes whites should be above all of races and or ethnicities. The Arian Brotherhood is still posing threats against other various races and is a great example of racial discrimination still existing in America Today. Another form of discrimination provided by the Caucasian race is racial profiling, racial profiling is a term used to describe when police or other various law enforcement officials single out a person or group of people as “potential suspects” based on their race or ethnicity. Racial profiling continues to be a prevalent form of discrimination in the United States today. Said by Aclu, “Since September 11, 2001, new forms of racial profiling have affected a growing number of people of color in the U.S., including members of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities.” For example, if an African American man standing on a corner waiting for a bus he is more likely stopped and questioned why he is standing there and where he is going.
Even if after the initial judgment takes place and their base opinion is changed, because this person is ‘different from the norm’ the initial judgment did occur, and that person did assume personality qualities to that person for know reason other than race, and personal beliefs that people have about that specific ‘kind of person.’ I have met people of all different races who judge others by their skin color or by their culture unintentionally. Racism is everywhere and it is a hidden evil that people choose to ignore for the time being. Most people in today’s society are at least slightly racist, probably on accident. Which is awful, because the concept of race is something that the human mind created, and not something that has any truth to it, because there is only one race, the human
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.
There will be larger minority groups who are mixed and the population of the White’s will decrease and no longer be the majority. According to the Population Reference Bureau “Under Pew's assumed immigration and fertility rates for major ethnic groups, the number of Hispanics will rise from 42 million to 128 million, and Asians from 14 million to 41 million (Haub, 2013).” The increased immigration numbers will change The United States of America in many ways both positive and negative. Having a larger population of minorities will mean more education about the cultures and their lifestyles, this is promoting people to understand so they can become more accepting of other that are different than themselves. With a more diverse population it also opens up the doors for a wider variety of prejudices and discriminations. A good example would be the law