PAM 230 notes sept 16 - PAM 203 September 17, 2008 Americas...

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PAM 203 September 17, 2008 America’s Changing Color Line U.S. Population by race and ethnicity, changing a lot over the last 20 years and given current trends by 2050 white will only make up 53% How did we get here? o How have racial & ethnic classifications changed over time? The federal government’s Role o What about the future? White v Black (nonwhite) or Black and nonblack? Balkanization or ‘melting pot’ or ‘whitening’ for some groups? o What are consequences of racial diversity? o What does Putnam say? Race and the Census: constitutional issues o Article 1, section 2 of constitution initially stipulated the importance of race, with regards to taxation and political representation Indians not taxed were not to be represented Slaves were only counted as 3/5 th o Representation, who gets counted? Clause 3: apportionment of representatives and taxes According to respective numbers o Excluded Indians o Every 10 years a census shall be taken o “one drop rule” if you are part black, at all, you are counted in census as black (early on, 1800’s, not now obviously)
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course PAM 2300 taught by Professor Avery,r. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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