“While turnout declined nationally from 2008 to 2012 (by 2%), among Latinos there was a 28% increase in votes cast in 2012 (from 9.7 million to 12.5 million) and Obama further increased his vote share among Latinos in 2012 compared to 2008” (Barreto and Segura 145). In recent polls
In the article, "Equality still elusive 50 years after Civil Rights Act" by Richard Wolf described John F. Kennedy contacted Congress in June 1963 to pass the Civil Rights Act, but it was later passed in 1964. John F. Kennedy stated: "African Americans born on 1964 had about one-half as much chance of graduating from secondary education, one-third as much chance of finishing higher education, one-third as much chance of becoming a professional worker, twice as much chance of becoming unemployed, and lastly about one-seventh as much chance of earning $10,000 annually".Throughout time, African Americans have made high achievements during their years in high school, but still remained low in college graduation rates. African American 's annual income have increased and poverty rates have decreased. Yet, African Americans continue to reside in segregated and impoverished communities. To conclude, African Americans today face issues regarding their education, employment, and the criminal justice system the most.
Donald Trump has a higher following than his presidential race counterpart Hillary Clinton among the white evangelicals, according to a new CBS poll. About 62 percent of the white evangelicals are supporting Trump, while only 17 percent favor Clinton, which gives Trump an edge by a wide margin of 3 to 1 over his competitor among this group. White men were more likely to support Trump (51 percent) than Clinton (31 percent), and white women preferred Clinton (43 percent) over Trump (35 percent). As many as 73 percent of Republicans supported Trump, as against Clinton (6 percent). More Democrats favored Clinton (81 percent) than Trump (6 percent).
Migration Policy Institute estimates that approximately 8.1 million unjustified immigrants between the years 2008-12 were born in Mexico and other Central American countries. A large proportion of Mexican immigrants primarily live in the West and Southwest, and more than half live in California or Texas. In 2013, the top five states with the largest proportion of Mexican percent), Illinois (6 percent), Arizona (4 percent), and Georgia (2
Inside days of the fall of Fort Sumter, four more states had joined the Confederacy, these states being Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The lines were drawn, very clearly. On paper, the Union exceeded the Confederacy verging on each and every way. Almost 21 million individuals lived in 23 Northern states. The South guaranteed only 9 million individuals, 3.5 million of which were slaves, in 11 confederate states.
While the unauthorized immigrants total was 8.4 million. By the next key year 2007 the legal jumped to 38 million and the unauthorized immigrants grew to 12 million. The period ended in 2011 with the total number of legal immigrants totaling 40.4 million immigrants and the number of unauthorized illegals dropped to 11.1 million. The period saw a raise of 9.3 million legal immigrants and an extra
On 20th January 2009, Barack Obama took office as the 44th president of the United States of America, becoming the first African American President in the history of the United States of America, a country where just fifty years ago he would not have been allowed to vote because of his skin colour (Alexander, 2009 p.5). Barack Obama was a popular presidential candidate and according to Corey (2009) “Almost 67 million people had voted for Barack Obama, including some voters that had never voted before, resulting in the most votes a president had ever received so far” (p.40). When Barack Obama wont the election in November 2008, his supporters believed that there would be change and that years of war, global warming, economic difficulties and
The class of 2019, the entering freshman class, is also the smartest class as a whole to ever enroll at the university since opening. (***) Ole Miss has come a long way from 80 white men in 1848 to having around 25, 000 enroll in 2015. “More than 61 percent of all students are from Mississippi, and 23.8 percent of students are minorities.” (Facts and Statistics). The biggest present change at the university being the mascot. The Colonel Reb was recently out voted and the position was took over by Rebel the black bear.
The United States Census Bureau recently reported that the Hispanic population is becoming the largest ethnic minority in the country. For example, in 1980, Hispanics made up 6.4 % of the total population in the United States (US); and in 2000, the Hispanic population grew to over 12.5 % of the total population in the United States (US). It is projected that European Americans will numerically become a minority in the upcoming years, and that the Hispanic population will constitute 31 percent of the nation 's population by 2060, making the United States (US) the second largest Hispanic population following Mexico (citation A5). States, like California and Texas, can be used as an example for this shift already occurring. It is apparent that
The increase in Americans dating outside of their racial groups has caused an increase in the American multiracial population. According to the 2010 census brief, the population reporting multiple races, 9.0 million grew by 32 percent from the year 2000 to 2010, compared to those who reported a single race that grew by 9.2%. Nevertheless, the significant group with the most change since 2000; 1.8 million Black and White accounts for the largest multiracial population in America. White races combined with other races accounted for approximately 2.5 million biracial citizens. (Census Bureau 2012) According to Pew research center, 6.9 percent of American ages 18 or older have a multiracial background, in the adult multiracial population women
Of the 40 towns in Israel with the highest unemployment rates, 36 are Arab towns. Although the life expectancy has increased 27 years since 1948, and Arab infant mortality rate dropped from 32 deaths per thousand births in 1970 to 8.6 per thousand in 2000, there is still a significant
During the mid-1970 's the Red Scare began to slowly move past us and home life settled; there was a new problem dawning, economic inequality. During the 70 's the income gap widened as lower/middle-class American 's income growth slowed down, while the high-class continued to see marginal gain. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the top 1% of earners have experienced a 200% annual income increase from 1980—2010. During his January 28 'th 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama claimed "America does not stand still - and neither will I, so wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that 's what I 'm going to do." Despite the promises, hope, and trust that is created when a President addresses the people, it’s always brought to an end by the realization of perpetuating
According to the graph shown with the article, the income gap between blacks and whites in the 1960s was about $20,000 with the white income as the greater of the two. Fifty years later, the gap between the two races rose up to about a $27,000 difference. Nevertheless, it is fair to question how far society has gotten trying to achieve financial equality. The Washington Post article written by Brad Plumer ,“These ten charts show the black-white economic gap hasn’t budged in 50 years”, provide the readers ten charts to compare the economic gap between blacks and whites. Overall, these charts prove that there had have not been improvements between the incomes of whites and blacks, but it has actually worsened.
It’s been like this since the mid-1970’s, in fact during the 2008 elections Barack had 43% of the white voters which was the highest a democrat’s ever had since Jimmy Carter in 1976. This is where identity politics come in. With this I am in no way saying that Obama’s race had anything to do with victory he obtained in 2008, but, it might’ve. I’ll borrow this small paragraph from the wall street journal’s website written by Carl Bialik to better explain: “How did president-elect Barack Obama win the election? Not by transcending race, but because of his race, according to an article published by a pair of Massachusetts Institute of Technology political scientists in the Boston Review.