According to a Pew Research Center survey “among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Hispanics had a bachelor’s degree in 2013” (Krogstad). It is great to analyze the lack of Hispanics higher education in the United States and in the State of Kansas something that one cares about by using statistics and information about the racial gap in completion of a degree that explains the lower rates in Hispanics. Hispanics lower incomes contribute to the Hispanics lowest rates of a college degree completion in the State of Kansas. Lower Incomes The Central American immigrants’ low income contribute to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates in the State of Kansas. Hispanics account for 11% of the Kansas population according to the 2013 U.
Voting Behavior: America’s Diverse Demographics Ashley Colagiacomi Palm Beach State College Abstract The most interesting question about elections is not who won the election, but why they were elected. One has to consider the source of the person voting, and what has made them who they are, which leads to their political values. One also has to analyze how voting patterns change over time, and due to what cultural reasons. The United States Census, and many other organizations keep track of demographic information of voters. This helps political scientists come up with predictions for where American politics is moving.
This makes it difficult for candidates to reach out to this demographic to get them to come out to vote. The link between the different ethnic groups plays a role in the voting turnout as well. The Hispanic and African American communities tend to vote at lower rates than the Anglo (white, English speaking) Texans. With the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, the first black president, the vote within the African American community rose greatly and was about equal to the Anglo vote. Many politicians blame the 2011 Texas Voter ID Law as the cause for many of the issues with voter turnout.
The parts that stood out to me in this book were that the rate of neonatal deaths is higher in the United States than in any other developed country. I found this interesting because the idea that the old-fashioned theory has created some of the modern political beliefs of why a person may end up in a disadvantaged situation. Another part that stood out to me was when Abramsky hypothesized that if funds were spent on programs supporting individuals from the selected groups then less money would be spent on other government funded programs. Lastly, when Abramsky discussed the statistics about Bill Clinton lowering poverty rates from 15.1% to a little over 11% and then when Bush took over, the poverty rates rose again. The book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives enhanced my understanding by reading on Abramsky explore poverty in the United States over a fifty year period.
Communities of color were targeted for crimes and given larger prison sentences than their white counterparts. In the Rockefeller Drug Reform of 2009, the racial disparities significantly decreased in the early periods following the reform (Parsons, Wei, Henrichson, Drucker, & Trone, 2015). Black and Hispanic individuals, in 2008 were three-times more likely than whites to receive a prison sentence; by 2010, black and Hispanic individuals were only twice as likely to be charged than whites. Although this is still an issue that needs to be addressed, it is a significant accomplishment compared to previous years. There is still said to be harmful biases in the criminal justice system (Parsons, Wei, Henrichson, Drucker, & Trone,
Jebera is African American giving his a 7.5% chance of having any disorder in his lifetime according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In comparison, White have a 10.4% chance and Mexican Americans an 8% chance . This makes African Americans and, therefore, Jebera the least likely of the group to have a mental disorder. More specifically, African Americans have a 10.4-12% lifetime prevalence rate of depression. Again, both White and Hispanic individuals scored higher with White’s at l6.8-17.6% and Hispanic at ll.6-13.7% .
Not only were the amount of electoral votes higher in 1856 for the Republicans than they were in 1852 for the Whigs, but the Democratic numbers went down as well, suggesting almost half of the previous Democrats switched to the Republican Party that year. The Republican Party knocked the country off of its foundation, and it introduced a new major political party that would become a mainstay for years to
“According to the MADD website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the law has saved about 900 lives a year” (Cary 15). If you figure the math involved out, the law has saved over 29,000 lives. The United States’ original purpose in lowering the requires age was to improve the number of drunk drinking people and crashes involving alcohol, which at the time the legal drinking age was 18 years old. The minimum legal drinking age of 21 law influenced the decrease of alcohol-related accidents containing citizens under the age of 21 (Saylor 331). The drinking age is saving lives, why would we change it?
The statistic shows that certain nationality are more likely to get divorce than others. For example some ostensibly traditional nation reported surprisingly higher rate as compared to nations like the Jamaicans, Colombians and Mexicans. Some of the statistics taken in the year 2004 are for every 1000 people in the United States, 4.95 gets divorced in the United Kingdom it is 3.08, whereas in Thailand it is 0.58. (source: http://www.therischest.com/rich-list/world/worlds-10-most-divorced-nations/) (Personal View) From my personal view the countries that have high divorce rates should come up with more effective solutions to overcome this problem. One way to do this would be to promote romantic getaways for married couples at special rates to encourage couples to spend more time with each other to try to rejuvenate their relationship.
The United States of America has established that its economic health depends on the academic success of its students. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES,2005) indicate that Caucasian, African American and Hispanic young adults who have at least a Bachelor 's Degree have higher median earnings than their peers with less education; African American college graduates earn 60 % more than high school graduates; African American workers who dropped out of high school earned 30% less than high school graduates . In general, young adults with a Bachelor 's Degree are less likely to be unemployed than their peers with less education and this pattern holds for all three racial groups (NCES, 2005). Subsequently, the decline in academic achievement has been on the rise and is influenced by external factors within the school system. Students that are less educated in today’s society are more likely to have difficulties in setting priorities and making appropriate life choices.
These surveys show that many Americans are becoming less and less civically engaged. There was a survey conducted that asked political scientists to rate the importance of 19 characteristics democratic government and found that the bulk of respondents said, “the united states fully or mostly met half of the democratic standards, and fell short on half” (Miller and Quealy). Overall, the United States is doing well on the second and third most essential elements of a democracy while the other one-third of the country said, “did not meet or only partly meet these standards” (Miller and Quealy). As more surveys went out as President Trump solidified his presidency, Miller and Quealy, found that about “half of respondents expressed skepticism that congress and the constitution were able to effectively limit executive power”. Although there are many aspects of democracy that America succeeds in, President Trump’s presidency is challenging previous notions and norms of a
Gun Control would lower crime rate Crime is a major social and legal problem not just an issue of our individual psychology. ( Great Robberies) This meaning that crime is a major issue in society and gun control would lower crime rate. Crime and murder is a major problem in our society, I believe that if you impose gun control, crime and murder rate would drop percentages. California passed some of the nation’s most strict gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths have declined by more than half. Gun violence across California dropped 56% from 5,500 gun deaths in 1993 to 2,935 in 2010.
Plano Plano is the 9th most populous city in all of Texas. Plano is Spanish for flat, referenced to the local terrain. Most of Plano’s visitors are business travelers, because of its close proximity to Dallas and the corporations in Plano. Some major corporations in Plano are : Capital One, Dell, FedEx, JCPenney, Pizza Hut, and Frito-Lay. Laredo Laredo is 95.6 Hispanic and Latino, it is considered one of the least ethnically diverse cities in the entire United States.
Voter Turnout in Texas As stated in the prompt voter turnout in the state of Texas is amongst the lowest in the nation. Many people seem to be confused or in awe as to why Texas has such a low voting rate. The truth in reality is that there are quite a few reasons why the turnout in Texas is so low. The state of Texas has a fast growing Hispanic demographic group. When Hispanics do go out and vote they normally tend to vote democratic.
In essence, assets are the key to wealth in America, as the Shapiro study at the University of Michigan found. Studying black and white families over a 20-year span, the researchers found that even when blacks have the same life advancements as whites (education, employment, inheritance), their asset return rates are far lower (Starkman 33). This is the direct result of the policies that have favored assets for whites, skewing their outcomes. It is problem that cannot be fixed overnight, or even over a year; whites have been accumulating their wealth for hundreds of years. This data is only based off a sample of blacks and whites; it excludes most of the black population, especially the poorest sector, who live in “hyperghettos”(Starkman 33),