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Lecture 25

SOCL 2001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Dominate, Hutu, De Jure

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SOCL 2001

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Ch 10
Tuesday 4/10/18
U.S. Diversity
- U.S. Racial and Ethnic Diversity
o 150 racial and ethnic groups
1950 86% white
2025 58% white
2047 whites will be less than half the total population and multi-racials will
- Race
o Share physical characteristics that are socially important (by the society)
Ex: skin color, facial feature, eye shape, hair texture
o It is not biological and is a social construction
Ex: whites and blacks
- Ethnic Group
o Group that identifies with a common national origin or cultural heritage
Ex: Language, geographic roots, customs, food, traditions
Ex: Puerto Ricans/Chinese
- Racial-Ethnic Groups
o People who have distinctive physical and cultural characteristics
o Includes physical and cultural traits
Ex: Black Cubans
- U.S. Immigration
o The proportion of foreign born U.S. residents is smaller than in the past
From 15% in 1990 to 13% in 2012
o U.S. admits 1 million immigrants annually (more than any other nation)
o Undocumented immigrants has risen
From 180,000 in 1980s to 11.3 million in 2014
o Unauthorized immigrants make up
27% of the foreign born
4% of the atio’s populatio
- Reactions to immigration
o Those who see it positively
45% of americans say that they strengthen our country bc of their hard work
and talents
Unauthorized immigrants are more likely to work in low wage and dangerous
o Those who see it negatively
37% of americans believe that they weaken the country taking jobs, housing and
health care
o 6% does’t are
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