Lecture 8--race, others--abbrev--oldppt

Lecture 8--race, others--abbrev--oldppt - politically...

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Race and Ethnicity Native Americans Hispanics Asians
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Native Americans--history Conquest and removal 1492-1879 - 1838 Trail of tears - 1860s creation of the reservation system
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History, contd Assimilation 1880s-1930s - Tribes “de-recognized” - Residential boarding schools
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Native Americans today-- political conditions - Since 1920s are U.S. citizens, pay federal taxes - since 70’s tribes have greater autonomy: have their own govts, laws and police - but must obey US court interpretations of treaties and laws which apply to them
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Native Americans Today--social conditions Today about 1 percent--depending less than 50% living on reservations highest rates of alcoholism, unemployment, low life expectancies, infant mortality Casino boom beginning in 80s - Federal law gives tribes right to offer gambling, negotiated with the state - mostly benefiting a few small tribes near urban areas
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Hispanics Largest American “minority” at over 12%
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Unformatted text preview: politically under-represented-some not citizens, young population, lower voting rates-but growing in political strength · “socially conservative, economically liberal”-a big prize for the two major parties • Predominantly Democrat, but not Cubans and Central Americans in Miami, Mexicans in Texas, etc. Asians/Pacific Islanders • 4% nationally, but fastest growing ethnic “group” • Economically various: Indian-Americans on average wealthier than Caucasians, Laotians, Hmong, Khmer poorer. • Politically: -Like Hispanics, under-represented, but voter rates growing-Asians in CA mostly Dem, but often more conservative than other minorities/neighboring whites-differences between nationalities/ethnicities Mixed race • 2000 Census the first to allow choosing multiple racial categories • by 3rd generation, most Asians and Latinos marry outside ethnicity Whites become a minority...
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