FUTURE PROSPECTS OF AA.Chp12

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FUTURE PROSPECTS OF ASIAN AMERICANS CHAPTER 12
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INTRODUCTION Past and Present can inform us of future Future prospects of Asian Americans: A. Population Growth B. Socioeconomic Adaptation C. Societal Acceptance D. Political Representation E. Position in racial hierarchy of US F. Transnational Connections
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Population Growth & Structure Race is not a biological concept, but a sociological, mutable over time Asian Americans recognized by US Asian Indians did not become Asian Americans until the 1970’s, when they asked for reclassification AA are fastest growing ethnic group
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Projections AA will grow to 19.6 million by 2020 Non-Hispanic white population will continue to shrink in proportion to Blacks and Native Americans Along with immigration, fertility rates among AA will be the reason for growth Will play an important and major role in shaping US economy
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Role of 6 language groups Current 6 large language groups: in this order: Chinese, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Vietnamese, Koreans, and Japanese Asian population is relatively young with a median age of 32.1 years Unlike the bachelor society, old age homes will be issues in future
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Contd. West Coast concentration declining Increasing in South, Northeast Further dispersal seen in future A rapid assimilation predicted Important implications for socioeconomic adaptation, social acceptance, political representation, and identity formation
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