Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Census

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http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=11316523

“Next year’s census … show that in the two most populous states in America, California and Texas, and in the ten most populous cities, white, non-Hispanic Americans will be a minority of the population.  The same will be the case in Montgomery County, Alabama.”

This raises important questions. Will today’s minorities recieve more representation? Will society drastically change? My guess is probably not, because although they will be in the majority it is only because it is every racail group combined agaisnt one racial group.

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Written by samhag

October 15, 2009 at 1:34 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Even if whites make up the minority of a population, they still hold the majority of political and social power. It will take a lot more than numbers to rid America of white privilege.

    larosa29

    October 15, 2009 at 3:15 am

  2. Although there are going to be more minorities in terms of numbers, they still elect white Americans to positions of power. Until there are more Hispanics and African Americans in the upper levels of government and business, there will not be a change in the breakdown of power in the US.

    dannyramos4

    October 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

  3. Even though the minorities as a whole will out number the majority things will not drastically change. As we have mentioned before the white race still has the power and say of what happens in this country. Although they may take into consideration some of the issues minorities have brought up they still have the final decision. Minorities are slowly climbing up the ladder but it will take several years before any type of equality exists in America.

    3graffiti

    October 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

  4. We talked about this in class a while back. Even though whites will become a “minority” statistically, the numbers will not affect how society will continue to be constructed and interact. Whites will still categorize themselves as superior and African-Americas will still feel the need for affirmative action. Even though Hispanics and African-Americans will become the “majority” they will still be the ones facing unwritten discrimination when it comes to not only interacting among society, but the job force as well.

    jubol

    October 17, 2009 at 8:46 pm

  5. Even though these minorities, as a single group will be in the majority with respect to other groups, they will only have the plurality as a whole. So their power will not grow and their situation will not change.

    briangaw

    October 18, 2009 at 3:35 am


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