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Ch10sec3

  1. 1. Chapter 10: Section 3 MINORITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES
  2. 2. African Americans  12% of population  Forced to society as slaves in early 1600s  Civil rights movement of 1950s and 60s  Promising change? What statistics are there? College, family income average, poverty, unemployment rates
  3. 3. Hispanics  58% increase in population since 1990 - reasons?  Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American, Caribbean  Illegal -vs- legal  Political power  How compare to majority? Education, employment, poverty  Cultural aspects: religion
  4. 4. Asian Americans  Six largest groups: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese  4% of total US population  First came in 1850s for gold mining, building railroads  Discrimination widespread; Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882  1905 San Francisco Chronicle - encouraged growth of anti-Japanese movement; immigration act of 1924 - set quotas  Education high priority; income levels “above”=model minority
  5. 5. American Indians  Once numbered in millions  Disease, warfare, destruction of traditional ways reduced population  50% of population of workforce on or near reservations is unemployed  Below poverty level (30%)  Alcohol-related deaths; suicide rate  Education levels
  6. 6. White Ethnics  Immigrants from Ireland, Italy, France, Poland, Greece  Religious persecution; societal neglect
  7. 7. Question recap  Describe the conditions under which minority groups in the US live.  How have the lives of minority groups in the United States been affected by government policies?

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