2008 election was the first in which black voter turnout exceeded that of whites. The size of the gap in black and white voter participation has fluctuated since the mid-1960s, with black participation ranging from 79% to 87% of white participation between 1964 and 1996. In 2000, the black participation rate was 92% that of the white rate. The gap narrowed dramatically to 99% in 2008, the year Barack Obama ran for president as the first black major-party nominee(pew). In the 2012 election, black turnout exceeded white turnout by 67% to 64%.United State finally have the first ever black president in 2008.
For Hispanics, participation levels also increased, with the voter turnout rate rising 2.7 percentage points, from 47.2% in 2004 to 49.9% in 2008. Among Asians, voter participation rates increased from 44.6% in 2004 to 47.0% in 2008. Meanwhile, among white eligible voters, the voter turnout rate fell slightly, from 67.2% in 2004 to 66.1% in 2008. (as shown in figure 1) Minorities voter turnout was at an all-time high because Barack Obama names was on the ballot. In the 2008 election Obama received a high number of votes and high voter turnout rate.
Natalie Calderon History 240 Brian D. Behnken December 7, 2015 The Latino Threat The Latino Threat is a book written by Leo R Chavez and anthropologist who is a professor at University of California, Irvine in which he analyzed the threats that Latinos face in America by its society. In his book Chavez discussed that Americans assumed Latinos were a threat because of the stereotypes and prejudices that the media and many other sources had over them. He talks about Americans thinking that Latinos were taking over the Southwest because they refused to learn English, Latinas were having too many babies, were taking American organ transplants, between other topics. Chavez demolishes the assumption that Latinos are a threat by stating actual
Asian Americans were suspicious to Californians because there was a thriving vice economy in Chinatown and most Asians were not Christian. Even before that, Americans had a mythic ideal of Asians or ”Orientals” and were concerned about foreigners in their country. Coincidentally , America’s economy was shifting from freedom for workers to capitalism and most Californians projected their fear onto Asian Americans. In their opinion, Asian American immigrants spoiled the United States independence and freedom(Guo). Some political parties even openly wished for Asians to be ostracized from the rest of America.
America is said to have a melting pot of cultures brought together from different nationalities obtained from different individuals from across the world. However, as a result of increasing crimes, violence and terrorism, people believe that all blacks are thieves or all Muslims are terrorists. The US does have a problem with xenophobia because they fear that immigrants want to take away their jobs, they discriminate against Muslim and they seek to place more restrictions on immigrants entering the country. Firstly, people fear that immigrants from other countries want to take
For example, once a Mexican commits a crime and it is seen on the media, the whole image of the Mexican race is spoiled. This leads to society to see every Mexican as a criminal even though they do not know a single thing about the person they are making the assumption about. It could cause people to not associate themselves with any person of the Mexican race. Alton Fitzgerald White, the author of Right Place, Wrong Face, conveys “I had received a standing ovation after portraying the starring role… in the Broadway musical Ragtime. It is a role that requires talent…morals and lessons I learned as a child…The officers told me that they knew exactly who I was, knew I was in Ragtime, and that in fact they already had the men they wanted”.
However, in this case the argument he provides does not sound valid as he uses the kid’s example to generalize all the people overseas of all ages who are against American media. The article also makes certain inaccurate assumptions that does not justify Medveds’ thesis. The article makes an assumption that a rational person overseas cannot differentiate between reality and what is portrayed in fictional movies. Medved (2004) also seems to generalize all American directors by saying that they only focus on producing Hollywood movies that show an inaccurate portrayal of American cultural
The competitive balance that the league has managed to attain is bearing fruit as more expansion teams are preparing to enter the growing league (Baxter). Not only that, “the average attendance at an MLS regular season game increased 12.7 percent, moving from 19,147 in 2014 to 21,574 this season” while “the highest average attendance came from the Seattle Sounders at 44,247, which breaks the club's previous league record of 44,038 set in 2013.” “The Sounders average attendance ranks second in the Western Hemisphere, and just overtook English Premier League club Liverpool in the global rankings.” All these
They think everyone views them that way. We grow up being afraid of high authority because of these stereotypes. Whether we fit in the categories or not it affects us. Almost like here in Bakersfield, when someone thinks all the Latinos live in the East side. Everyone assumes Latinos have a lot of family members and are here illegally.
We should all be bold enough to choose the ladder. Immigrants even help improve our economy. According to TheAtlantic.com, “each new immigrant produced about 1.2 new jobs, most of which went to native-born employees. Put more simply—if 1,000 new immigrants were to move in, the local economy would end up gaining about 1,200 new jobs.” Wow, that’s a huge boost for our economy. What has Bieber produced?
On September 2015, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, marked its 25th anniversary. With the shift of the nation’s demographics, higher education is concerned with the academic success of Latinos. Not only is the federal government addressing issues of access and equity for underserved minorities’ populations, but higher education is playing a crucial role in reducing the academic achievement gaps for Latinos. Why is this important? Latinos constitute one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States.
Mexican Leadership Within the past decade there has been an increase in Latino representation that has jumped started the advocacy of Latino related issues all across the nation. Prior to this influx of representation, Latino politics was extremely limited to only local government. In today’s society, Latino politics is a main issue on both the Republican and Democratic platform. Even though this has been a tremendous milestone to reach, Latinos continue to be underrepresented in all forms of government. According to Juan Gonzalez, in 2009 Latinos “represented slightly more than 1 percent of all elected officials in the country at the time when Latinos were 15 percent of the population.” Latino issues may be raised right now, but their needs