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Extra credit online - Soc 392 onExam1 1)(SenateandHouseof Representatives)are a)racialminority(breakoutbyrace/ethnicity b)female c)?

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Soc. 392 I challenge everyone in the class to an extra credit opportunity worth 10%  on Exam 1: 1) What percentage of the US Congress (Senate and House of  Representatives) are: a) racial minority (break out by race/ethnicity) b) female c) how do these numbers compare to the US population as a whole? d) For any credit, you MUST include your source so that the reader (me)  can track it to verify the information. A) In the House, there are currently 360 men and 75 women . In the Senate, there are 17 women and 83 men” (http://thisnation.com/congress- facts.html) B) Racial Composition of the 110th Congress U.S. House U.S. Senate White 332 81 Black 42 1 Jewish 30 14 Hispanic 25 2 Asian 5 2 Native American 1 (http://thisnation.com/congress-facts.html) C) I was able to pull up a chart, which showed the US population from last year, and what the population will be in 2050. As or 2010 the US population of whites is 64.7% 16% Hispanic, 12.2% African-American, 12.2% Asian, and 1.5% two or more races. In
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Extra credit online - Soc 392 onExam1 1)(SenateandHouseof Representatives)are a)racialminority(breakoutbyrace/ethnicity b)female c)?

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