A Comparison of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class in Graphic Detail
Author: Michael D. Dulberger
Publisher: Bernan Press
Category: Social Science
The composition of the American population is rapidly changing from a white, male dominated society to one that is so diverse it will soon be without any single, dominant race, ethnicity, or gender. This book was created to provide a single source of easily accessible facts—obtained primarily from U.S. government agencies—comparing characteristics of race, ethnicity, and gender in graphic format to enhance comprehension, as only visual presentations can achieve. Virtually all major socio-economic topics are covered, including geographic distribution of populations, birth rates, health, wealth, poverty, income, employment, crime, incarcerations, social behaviors, education and political preferences. Included are past and future trends for many characteristics, as are comparisons between foreign-born, natural citizens, legal and undocumented immigrants. The dramatic demographic shifts in American society have provoked many false claims and distortions of facts that have fueled demagoguery, as occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign. Access to unvarnished facts about people different than you—but who are becoming your neighbors—is more critical now than ever. Special Features: Socio-economic characteristics between races, ethnicities, and genders in America Comparisons include: health, education, wealth, poverty, income, employment, crime, incarcerations, social behaviors, geographic distributions, and political preferences Includes foreign-born and natural citizens, lawful and undocumented immigrants All data are graphically displayed for easy visualization and comprehension Attributed sources for all data include web addresses to enable additional research Only factual data are presented without editorial comments or opinions Interesting facts found in America’s Diverse Population include: More than one-in-eight persons residing in the U.S. in 2015 were born elsewhere. Approximately one-in-four persons with "Green Cards" resided in California in 2013. Over three million temporary workers were admitted into the U.S. in 2014. In 2009 over two-thirds of convictions of undocumented immigrants were for violations of immigration law, and two percent for crimes against persons. Approximately one-of-three Black or African American children live in households with both married parents, compared with ninety-five percent of Asian households. In 2013 one-of-eight high school age Hispanic or Latino females reported they were forced to have sex. In 2015 ninety-seven percent of kindergarten teachers were women. Approximately one-half of all maids and housekeeping cleaners in 2015 were Hispanic or Latino women. In 2015, almost one-in-four Asian females held a Master's degree, the highest rate of any race or ethnicity. In 2013, the number of Non-Hispanic White children in the U.S., grades K–8, fell below fifty percent of students for the first time.