In the early years of the republic, Catholics and Jews were denied the right to vote in some states. The Irish, Jews, and other immigrants faced a long period of de facto discrimination in housing, educational opportunities, and employment.
Frey makes in his new book about the growth and dispersal of minorities, Diversity Explosion. Frey, who is associated with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the University of Michigan, recognizes that the wide-scale changes just starting to take effect are causing some discomfort, both politically and culturally, but he is largely sanguine about them.
The number of working-age whites is set to decline by 15 million from tobut the number of minorities in that age cohort will increase by 26 million.
He also noted that residential segregation -- while still high -- is in decline. The traditional divide between black-dominated cities and white suburbs has largely evaporated with the exception of older cities in the north such as Milwaukee and Cleveland. For the first time, a majority of minority groups have joined whites in living primarily in the suburbs.
The share of the adult U. The Pew Center on the States recently published a study looking at counties where immigrants are going. Already, cities such as Omaha, Neb.
Between and15 states declined in overall white population. White population as a whole will start to decline in about a decade. Minorities, meanwhile, surpassed whites in the number of U. Paying attention to these patterns -- and focusing on the needs of minorities who are moving far outside traditional gateways such as Los Angeles, New York and Miami -- can help not just minorities but the country as a whole prosper, Frey argued.
Bymore than 40 percent of the population was made up of racial minorities and they were living in all kinds of locales.
The rise will be even larger among Asians. Yet Hispanics in particular tend to have less educated parents and 80 percent of Hispanic children are in heavily segregated schools. White voters are more skeptical about expanding government programs, while minorities favor investment in schools, workforce training and health care.
He argued that whites should be attentive to the needs of the younger, browner population, if only to maintain a workforce that can generate the taxes needed to support programs they rely on such as Social Security and Medicare. Other demographers, such as Dowell Myers at the University of Southern California, have made similar arguments.
But Ronald Brownstein, a journalist who plays close attention to demographic shifts for the Atlantic and National Journal, points out that the competition for resources between generations and races is contributing to the polarization of American politics.
He notes that a majority of white voters have not supported a Democratic candidate for president since Lyndon Johnson in Senate races for which there were exit polls. Whites represent a shrinking slice of the electorate and the population as a whole, but they are still overrepresented among voters.
As recently asFrey writes, whites made up 90 percent of all voters.
Bytheir share of the vote was down to 74 percent -- but that was substantially more than their 63 percent share of the population. The combination of minority support and backing of college-educated whites has been enough for Democrats to win the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections.
The inroads the party is making thanks to minority growth in states such as Florida and Virginia may be offset by declining white support in light blue states in the upper Midwest, including Michigan and Wisconsin. Over the next 40 years, the share of Americans who are Hispanic or Asian -- which has already grown substantially -- is expected to more than double.
Frey also highlights the rapid growth of multiracial Americans, which he sees as a positive sign that people from different racial or ethnic backgrounds are interacting more.
Interracial couples made up less than half a percent of marriages back inbut their share was up to 8. Now, 15 percent of all newlyweds are multiracial.Discuss how the model minority, labor models, and stereotypes have affected gender roles in Asian American men and women specifically in literature and media.
-Racialization of Immigrants by Gjerde illustrates how Chinese were considered as a threat to other people in some industries. Leftists want white people who had nothing to do with the plights of blacks or any other American to feel guilty.
For what? For building a country that allows the greatest economic mobility on the planet?! Whites revolted over the incessant nonsense that they should continue to feel guilty over the plight of blacks. Racial and ethnic minorities have worse overall health than that of White Americans.
Health disparities may stem from economic determinants, education, geography and neighborhood, environment, lower quality care, inadequate access to care, inability to navigate the system, provider ignorance or bias, and stress (Bahls, ).
Civil Rights for Minorities: Yet, like the rest of America in the s, the armed forces were segregated. Like many black veterans, John had trouble finding similar work when he returned home.
John applied for a mechanic's job at a York, Nebraska, auto dealership. The owner said he wouldn't hire him as a mechanic, but he'd hire him to. The United States of America has a racially and ethnically diverse population.
The United States Census officially recognizes six racial categories: White American, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and people of two or more races; a category called "some other .
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