Media Effects On Asian Americans

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Some towns and cities do not have neither their own local paper nor television stations. Residents in those areas are forced to watch the national news unless there is a big enough story in those areas like a natural disaster in which case the national media will focus its attention in those areas at least for the duration of the natural disaster. Increase media use increases the likelihood that the person will in fact vote. A person who reads the newspaper is more likely to vote than the person who does not read the newspaper. People in the United States use television to watch the news more often according to ratings. Media markets could have a constituency that is larger than one Congressional district. Some states have a media market that…show more content…
Hispanics have a higher population and they are a majority in some state and a significant minority in others. Asian Americans have different ethnic groups. They could be Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. In the 2000 census, 25 ethnicities of Asian origin were recorded throughout the United States. They are different in their population rate within the United States. They are educated to different levels. They have a varying income levels. There is a difference, perhaps not surprising; trend in terms of who votes and their racial makeup. That difference is also visible within the racial minorities within the United States of America. From 1990 to 2000, the Asian American population grew by 75% making it the highest growing racial group in the United States. It is mostly consisted of those that are born overseas. There is also a language barrier especially in some ethnic communities within the continent of Asia. There is also a variation regards to citizenship status. People of Filipino origin are more likely to be a citizen of the United States than other ethnic groups in the continent of Asia. Institutional mechanisms make it hard for immigrants to become citizens and become an eligible voters. Voter behavioral studies do not usually focus on racial minorities and in some cases that this happens, the focus is on African Americans and Hispanic Americans. Typical…show more content…
History does show that in countries that were not democratic, the citizenry is less likely to express its disapproval of the current regime fearing consequences. Even in the United States, during the counting of the census falsified information may be given to the government in a way to hide the true identity of the person. Recently passed laws and executive orders like the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency (NSA) especially as a result of a former government contractor by the name Edward Snowden makes the subject of interest to researchers. Study shows that citizens of the United States believe that greater political participation will make it highly likely that they will be a target of government monitoring. More recent monitoring by government in the United States seems to increase the political participation of the United States citizens. One could see this and interpret it as a resistance of the government by the citizens of the United States. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Arab Americans have been politically active even more so than before even as laws that targets people like them has been implemented since then. (Best, S., & Krueger, B.,
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