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.
Before, Asians were paid very lowly, or “like blacks”, according to Jeff Guo and Daron Taylor. However, during the 1940s-60s, they received higher pay when they were “paid like whites”. The shift in the attitude towards Asian Americans in the socio-economy can be contributed to the Immigration Act of 1965. This act had allowed skilled and education immigrants to America. According to CNN, most of the Asian immigrants who came under this act “ were high-skilled immigrants such as doctors, nurses, and engineers from countries like India, China, South Korea, and the Philippines.” Although these particular immigrants did contribute positively to the economy and fits well into the model minority, specific Asian ethnic groups like the Southeast Asians(Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian) do not follow the same success and come from completely different
In the history, United States has received much more immigrants than any other countries in the world which is estimated approximately fifty million people in total and 70,000 people per year. That is why United States is considered as an intercultural community including many cultural groups such as Native American, African American, Asian American, American Indian and Alaska Native and some other races. Asian American is the group that has been dramatically increased. However, there are still some issues which need to be discussed when using the term Asian American. There are many definitions given for the term Asian American.
4. The change of population 4.1 The huge influx of Chinese The immigration and Nationality act of 1965 results in the booming of Chinese population in America. The number of Chinese in America was 237,292 in 1960, and it grew to be 435,062 by the end of 1970, and 806,027 in 1980. During 1969-1977, the number of Chinese immigrants mounted to 196,000. The Chinese take a greater and greater proportion of America population, with 0.14% in 1960(before the act), 0.21% in 1970, 0.35% in 1980 and 0.67% in 1990.
Ironically, some speculate that is one of the ways that Asian American stereotypes are to its host’s detriment. In America, there has been a drastic uptick in Asian immigrants. In ten years from 1990, Asian naturalised citizens raised to a quarter of the American immigrant population.
United States citizens needed something to believe in and it was our troops, sent out to seek revenge for the loss of life in the September 11 attacks. There is no doubt that American public opinion has changed over time, but, in the beginning, there was a positive reception to the invasion of Iraq (Bush 1). Though the positive opinions have dwindled, they have not been erased. As a country, America has come a long way from the desperation felt at the beginning of the Iraq war. This change has lead to several new developments ‘post-mortem’ (Powell 1).
California has a large Latino population that currently accounts for 32.4% of the state’s numbers. Also, the state recently has a large Chinese-American and Japanese-American population. California now has a large and diverse Asian-American population that accounts for 11.2% of the population. (Eckert, Penelope, and Norma Denton, “American Varieties California English.”, pbs.org ) The Pacific Southwest’s cultural multifariousness gives the area a fascinating linguistic style. Because of Hollywood, the dialect is recognizable and is perceived negatively by
CHD is markedly more common in men than in women (Jousilahti, 1999). Previous study showed that the risk of developing CHD increases with age in both women and men, but the increase is sharper in women. According to Fang et al (2011), the prevalence of CHD was greatest among persons aged ≥65 years (19.8%), followed by those aged 45--64 years (7.1%) and those aged 18--44 years (1.2%) in 2010. In men, the risk for CHD increases after age 45. In women, the risk for CHD increases after age 55.
A. Ageism- prejudice towards people based on their age (Moody, 13). With the life expectancy nearly doubling over the past 100 years, more and more Americans are surpassing the 65-year age landmark. In a survey of people age 60 and above, 80% reported experience with ageism (Dittmann, 2003). Ageism has harm on the mentality of the aging American. Those exposed to positive stereotypes of aging lived 7.5 years longer than those with negative perception to aging.
Meanwhile, African Americans and Latino Americans accounted for roughly 13 percent and 17 percent in separate. At that time, an estimated 5.1 percent of the total population in America was the group of Asian Americans and others was about 3.8 percent. It can be inferred from this statistics that minority groups contribute a large number, nearly 40 percent to the American population except for White Americans. Therefore, I find that remaining and bringing into play minority groups’ identity not only bring benefits to themselves but also American society, particularly the diversity of American society. Why is it crucial to maintain the identity of the ethnic minority groups in America?
Hispanic Americans, or Latinos, are a very large and diverse ethnic group in the U.S. Altogether, they make up about 44 million people or 15% of America’s population. Individuals who make up this category can identify with various nationalities and backgrounds. However, the 2010 U.S Census – as stated in the textbook -- reported that 75% of its total Latino respondents identified being of Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban origin. According to the lecture notes, 65% of Hispanics claim to be Mexican Americans, while 8.5% are Puerto Ricans and another 3.5% are Cuban Americans.
17 voters out of twenty told me that the media was more fair to Hillary Clinton. Majority of voters were disgusted by the media, but more importantly recognized that the media was unfair to Trump. This widespread view of the media is compared to bad weather by William G. Shade, Ballard C. Campbell, and Craig R. Coenen”THE ROLE OF THE PRESS AND MEDIA IN AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ”The news media are more like the weather—an atmosphere that obstructs, restrains, or destroys without purpose, motive, intention, or plan—a power to be sure, but a random one that nothing can really control (least of all itself). What makes this election so amazing is that even know the media may of be unfair to trump in a “Hugeeee” way, it didn 't stop voters from picking him and his strong views on issues as their next president. It could be said that even know the voters were constantly hit with bad weather, it didn 't let them rain on their parade.