This new law caused an increase from an estimated 300,000 to 2 million prison inmates over the course of the last two decades. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) According to Rebecca C. Hatey and Jennifer L. Eberhdt of Stanford University, California holds only 7% of African American population but 45% of California’s prison inmates are African American under the three strikes law. (Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies 2014) Michelle Alexander writes that the mass incarceration of the 1990’s created a new “racial caste system” and extreme funding for the criminal system. (Michelle Alexander, 2010:58) The three strikes law targeted the communities affluent with minority groups. At the turn of the 21st century the majority that entered the prison system were African Americans and Latinos.
In the period of 1850-1880 years about 55 thousand Mexicans immigrated for the purpose of work in the US (WordPress 2011). During the First World War the flow of Mexicans
Fresno County is located in the central regions of California (CA). Current estimates put the population at around 965,000 which represents a huge 20% increase over the last 14 years. Most of the population growth came from the Hispanic and Asian communities, which now represent over 33% of the total population. Given the County 's proximity to both Sacramento and Los Angeles, they too suffer from a large number of crimes and death related to drug abuse and addiction. Startling Statistical Information About Drug Abuse in Fresno County, California While Trust for America 's Health reported the state of California has the 15th lowest fatality rate (10.6 out of every 100,000 people) from drug overdose, the number is quite misleading considering the vast population of the state.
Olvera is very familiar with how the Mexican society/culture effects it speaking norms.On Oct,3,2015 we discussed what main characteristics were found in the contents of Mexican speeches and how exactly the apply their culture into their speeches.We also discussed the similarities/differences of the American culture.There are many different aspects the play a role in how culture affects its speakers. First of all, Family is first priority in Mexico, children are celebrated, the wifes fulfill domestic roles, & the mobility,which means families stay usually stay in one place. In the United States the family is second to work, children are independents, the wife often fills different roles, & mobility is common in america. The religion is a important part of Mexican Cuture mostly everyone believes in something. The most common is the Roman Catholic tradition, there
This war was the first time the United States fought on foreign territory and occupied another nation 's capital. The United Sates only had around 1,700 deaths caused in battle during the war but suffered an additional 11,000 casualties from disease. The financial cost of the war was approximately 75 million dollars. The Mexican government was forced to enact a leva or conscription, which resulted in the deaths of many peasants; there were more than 25,000 military and civilian casualties. Additionally, since the war was fought on Mexican territory, many buildings, roads, and ports were destroyed.3 At port _____________more civilians were killed than soldiers and because the location was a popular port several civilians were from foreign countries.
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.
There are countless examples of Mexican-American masculinity in this novel, like when it mentions that Gabriel’s two eldest sons are fighting in WWII. Bless Me, Ultima also presented the process of acculturation for Mexican-Americans, especially in the education system. Vikki Ruiz specifically mentions this process, stating “Students also became familiar with U.S. history and holidays” (Ruiz, p.266). this is portrayed when Antonio talks about one learning English only after going to school. Acculturation was an intrinsic aspect of the creation of Mexican
In the last thirty years, incarceration rates have skyrocketed to four times of that in 1980, with 1 in every 31 adults being under some form of correctional control. (“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet”) The US now houses 25% of the world’s prisoners, despite containing only 5% of the world’s population. (Khalek) Many factors have contributed to this sharp increase in incarcerations, including zero-tolerance policies, and the school-to-prison pipeline and the War on Drugs (“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet”). However, the largest contributors are the prison industrial complex, which targets and criminalizes minority groups, and the dependence of for-profit prisons on inmate count and prison labor. Privatized prisons made a comeback during the 1980s,
In 2014 there were 650,000 kids in foster care, that’s almost twice as much as Kansas City’s population of 467,007. Roughly 58,000 of these children were placed in an institution or group home instead of a traditional foster home. While these children will age out of the system 40% of them will find themselves homeless, 50% will have substance addiction, 25% will have not received a diploma or GED, only 3% will have received any college degrees and 17% of the young women will be pregnant. Even before they are blessed with their so called “independence” the average child in foster care will have an IQ 20 points lower than a child not in foster care and 33% of them will have moved elementary schools more than 5 times. The foster care system in
That is an increase from 11% in 2000 according to US Census Bureau data. First, any serious strategy to facilitate the economic growth of the US is obligated to include finding means to increase better paying jobs to aid both people without jobs and those working in low wage positions considered working poor. For example the Economic Policy Institute estimates that half of the jobs pay less than $34,000 a year. Hence it is not very hard to visualize families trying
College graduates are able to spend more time with their family rather than working vigorously around the clock. In the video, 5 Ways Ed Pays, it informs the viewer that college graduates are 66 percent more likely to introduce literature into their children 's lives by reading to them than individuals without a college degree. This exemplifies that college graduates have a better chance to be more closer to their children. This proves a college degree will bring a family closer by having parents read to their children. In addition, 5 Ways Ed Pays explains, that college graduates are two-thirds more likely to bring their children to a concert or live show.
How did you feel working in this company? Did you ever have any other choices working in other jobs besides clothing/steel factories? These are some of the questions I asked for my research. Overall, both the academic books, peer-reviewed articles and interviews will help me discuss and share the importance of Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles economy. These methodological approaches serve as a demonstration as to why Mexican immigrants are an important group to the US and Los Angeles