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.
The immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nations Hispanic population are two of the most important and controversial development in the recent history of the United States. Latinos are destined to continue to exert enormous impact on social, cultural, political, and economic life of the U.S. there are many different pull and push factors that push migrants away from Mexico and pull them into the United States. The first significant influx of Latino immigrants to the U.S. occurred during the California gold rush, or just most of modern boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. A major push factor from Mexico is the poverty.
Causes for Emigration in Contemporary Latin America Similar to the Chinese of the 19th century, the United States is also a favorable destination of immigration to Latin Americans contemporarily. While Latin American nations do not face foreign threats as the Qing did, some nations face an equivalent, if not worse, economic hardships and violence. Instead of ubiquitous opium use and addiction, drug trafficking in Latin America presents threats to economic livelihood and personal security. In terms of statistics, In the list of major illicit drug producing/transit countries, approximately 60 percent of the countries are located in Latin America (Department of State 2015).
The Social Peculiarities of Texas Political Culture. Texas is one of the fastest-growing states. Nowadays it became more culturally diverse than ever. As a result, the increasing diversity has a significant impact on the political culture. Currently the Native-American population is less than one-half of percent in Texas, while during the nineteen century there were at least twenty-three groups of Native-Americans.
Civic engagement will become incredibly important for the Latino population in America as we seek to enhance our political representation at the local, state, and federal levels. It is no secret that a Latino majority is coming to our great nation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2014 there were more than 20 million children under 5 years old living in the U.S., and 50.2 percent of them were minorities, mostly Latino. Given these numbers, it is especially troubling that research indicates a low level of civic engagement for Latinos across the nation. Because the number of Latinos in the United States is relatively large and growing, the extent to which Latinos remain less engaged in civic life represents a serious gap in America’s public
Historically, Latinos are known as one of the biggest minority groups residing in the United States. There are many attributes that apply to this particular population and one of the most current ones is the numbers of college graduates increasing with the years. The goal of this research project is to study Latinos and higher education. The purpose of this research is to study first-generation Latino college student and the specific financial challenges and the benefits that come with being a member of such ethnic group. My goal is to learn what specific challenges these students have to overcome as a first generation as well as the benefits given to these particular students for being a first generation.
According to history, race and ethnicity mainly consisted of white and black, however with the recent (last 50 years) influx of immigrants, the trend shows a diversification that will increase in the future. United States is slowly diverging from white and black, where it is now considered as a multi-ethnic and race society. The book states that Latinos and Asians are able to mix with white people due to their skin color and socioeconomic status, though those with darker skin will be often considered as an African American. The predictions for the future refer to a higher amount of interracial families, where the line will no longer be between white and black, but nonblack and
The author surveys different demographic trends in the U.S immigrant youth population. He observes certain shifts in the youth populations throughout the past hundred years and offers several suggestions on how the immigrant youth population can impact the American society. The author focuses on two demographic trends. First, immigrant youth, children under the age of 18 and are either foreign-born or U.S.-born to immigrant parents, now account for one-fourth of the nation’s 75 million children. Second, the flow of immigration in motion since the mid-1960s has made the children of the U.S. the most racially and ethnically diverse age group.
There is no doubt that our nation is becoming a more diverse country than we had ever imagined. European immigration was the first wave that founded and developed our nation. Then years later other groups, like Asians, decided to come to the American continent as well. One of these groups that started to immigrate later were Hispanics. Hispanics come from many different backgrounds even though they are grouped under one category, it includes Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Nicaraguans, etc..
Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date of Submission American History Introduction Latino Americans are currently considered the largest minority groups in the U.S.A. They went through a lot of periods, setbacks and activities before reaching this stage. The paper explores the events of the years between 1900-1950, 1950-1970, and 1980-2012. It discusses how these events helped shape the history and impacted the lives of the Latino Americans.
The United States experienced an influx of immigrants between the 1890’s to the 1920’s. Immigrants entered the United States from Eastern Europe and Southern Europe. From these demographic shifts we can also see that there were changed in the United States attitudes towards recent immigrants. These attitudes are grounded in racialized notions of foreign peoples and African Americans. Nativist notions are set in ideas of whiteness and different factors make Eastern Europe and Southern Europe immigrants not quite white.
Cesar Chavez once stated that “students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves - and be free.” Standing up has become a common stand, in which ordinary people and students speak on their concerns, even if their voices shake. Injustice often occurs when the people believe that the regulations are set in stone, but there have been leaders that have taken it upon themselves to lead the community into a fair and just environment. Activists and political figures have constantly changed, influenced, and reshaped the way people live their lives.
Imagine what it is like to be seven years old moving to a country where you don’t know anyone, you don’t understand the language, and everything seems foreign. When I first arrived to the United States, I didn’t have friends due to my inability to speak English. It wasn’t an easy journey, but my determination to achieve the American Dream gave me strength to keep going. I decided to take English courses during my free time, and now I am a great writer who is fluent in both English and Spanish.