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Racial and Ethnic Groups

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10,000
years ago for Native Americans
1500
year for Spanish
1600
year for English/Scotch-Irish/African
1700
year for French/German (Catholic)
1800
year for Irish, Scandinavian/Chinese and Japanese (to California)
1900
year for Jews, S & E Europe (Catholic)
1924
year of National Origins Act
National Origins Act
cut off large scale immigration to U.S.; used quotas
1965
year of Immigration Act
Immigration Act
allowed anyone to come from Communist countries (after Cold War)
2000
year for Asian, Hispanic/Latino (S & SE)
2
pop for NA (millions)
15-20
pop for NA in 1492 (millions)
.9
% of US for NA
1/3
amt of NA that live on reservations (fraction)
NA
Most economically and socially disadvantaged group in the nation
15
% of NA adults unemployed
31
% of NA that live below poverty line
NA
Suicide rate 2x general population; alcohol abuse causes 1 in 3 deaths
65
% of NA that graduate HS
10
% of Na that graduate from college
White, Anglo Saxon, Protestant
WASP
WASP
Tend to be very wealthy (New England) or quite poor (Appalachia)
WASP
The Historically dominant group in American society; all presidents except Kennedy
AA
pop. 12-13%; mostly in rural South and urban North
12-13
% of pop. for AA
10
% of AA Unemployed (about twice the national average)
40
% of AA children live in poverty (10% whites)
AA
Very successful in entertainment industry (only areas that were "allowed")
LH
New largest minority group
13-14
% of LH in US
MExico
Largest concentration of LH from ____; but many in the West have been here for centuries
Puerto Ricans
US territory; have citizenship; most live in Fla. And NY
Florida, NY
where most Puerto Ricans live
Cubans
Arrived in 1950s (upper class) 1970s (poor); huge influence in Fla.
Germans and Irish
1840s (still largest groups of white ethnics)
1900s
time period for Poles, Italians, Jews, Greeks, Russians
WASPs
white ethnics faced discrimination from _____
white ethnics
Came to Northern cities; faced discrimination by WASPS (anti-Catholic riots)
Asian-Americans
The Model Minority
Chinese
1850s-1880s; railroads and mining in the West
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
banned the Chinese
1882
year of Chinese Exclusion Act
1960s
second wave of chinese immigration (Taiwan and Hong Kong)
Japanese
1890s came to Hawaii and California; stopped in 1908
Japanese
Suffered internment (120,000) during WWII
Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese
most banned by the National Origins Act of 1924
1924
year of National Origins Act
Immigration Act of 1965
allowed "educated" people to immigrate