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Chapter 7: Ethnicity
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Who are considered Hispanic Americans?
People who have migrated (or whose ancestors have) to the US from a spanish speaking country in Latin America
Where are Hispanic Americans clustered?
How do Hispanic Americans prefer to be identified?
By a specific nationality or ethnicity
Why is pinpointing ethnic origins of African Americans difficult?
Many of them were brought 300 years ago from regions in Africa not organized into countries with political boundaries
How do African Americans pinpoint ethnicity?
Where do ancestors of African American's come from?
West and Central Africa
What does the southern cluster of African Americans show?
Where are African Americans clustered?
Where are African Americans also clustered?
Past industrial cities in the north
Where are Asian Americans clustered?
What does Asians living in California show?
What jobs do Asian Americans work?
Tech and agricultural
What are the 3 principal ethnic identities of indigenous people in the US?
Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian
Where are indigenous people clustered?
The Southwest, North Central regions and Alaska
What are the 3 main groups of indigenous people in Canada?
Inuit, First Nations and Métis
What are the indigenous people of Canada known as?
What ethnicities are highly clustered in cities?
African and Hispanic Americans
Why do immigrants follow chain migration?
Language, religion, and types of food are the same and help can be given
What are the 3 major migration flows of African Americans in the US?
Forced migration from Africa, immigration North, and expansion of the ghetto
Why did sharecroppers move north?
With the introduction of farm machinery sharecroppers were being pushed off farms
What is a distinctive feature of race relations in the US?
A strong discouragement of spatial interaction
Describe plessy vs ferguson
The Supreme Court upheld a Louisiana law that segregated passengers into different train cars stating it was constitutional because it was separate BUT EQUAL
What are Jim Crowe laws?
laws that separate races which was allowed by the court decision plessy v ferguson
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