Racial Diversity in Society Worksheet
Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race (located on the student website) as a reference:
Select 1 racial group from the list below:
Write a 150- to 300-word summary of the economic, social, and political standings of that group. Use additional resources if necessary, from the University Library or your textbooks. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
I found the economic standing for Hispanic American/Latino in Philadelphia, PA found by completing the exercise; MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race to be well below the average. The median household income by race in 1999 dollars was an average $30,746 however for Hispanics it is significantly lower at $20,762. This number speaks to the level of poverty Hispanics are at opposed to other racial groups. The Hispanic social standing has rose significantly but more in numbers than in clout (Rodriguez 1990). Hispanic Americans do not have a very “loud” voice politically. This could be because many non Hispanics still view or think of Hispanic Americans as either not being legal immigrants or harboring someone who is an illegal immigrant. (Schaefer, 2012). Additionally, my personal experience with Hispanics is that they are very family oriented however not too concerned with integrating into “our” society. I believe this is an inherent distrust of non Hispanics.
Rodriguez, L. (1990, Jul 08). Houston's hispanic Destiny/NEW NUMBERS/Rate of growth is moving hispanics from minority to majority standing. Houston Chronicle (Pre-1997 Fulltext). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/295542527?accountid=35812 Racial and Ethnic Groups, Thirteenth Edition, edited by Richard T. Schaefer. Published by Pearson. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
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