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Volume 3, Number 2
Fall 2005

Special Focus:
Minority Populations, Immigration
and Racial Tolerance

Outline of Articles

  1. Mexican-Americans:  Population Patterns and Educational Attainment 

  2. by Yamilette Chacon
      Hispanics are the fastest growing and largest minority group in the United States.  Comparing data from 1994 and 2004, it is shown that 59% of the Hispanic population in the United States is of Mexican origin.  Educational attainment of Mexican-Americans is rapidly increasing in the second and third generations.
  3. Changing Demographics of African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos in the Charlotte Region of North Carolina

  4. by Bobbie J. Everett
      North Carolina recorded a 394% increase in Hispanic population in the 1990s.  The mean increase of income for Hispanics was about the same as for the Black population, but less than that for Whites.  Data are presented in 11 figures and 6 tables.
  5. Working it Out in North Carolina: Employers and Hispanic/Latino Immigrants

  6. by Rebecca S. Powers
      One of the oldest theories of immigration is the concept of push and pull.  Through a survey of employers in the eastern part of North Carolina, it is shown that migrants  are being drawn to North Carolina by the promise of jobs.  Employers surveyed showed a very high level of satisfaction with Hispanic workers, suggesting that the pull theory of migration is at work.
  7. W.E.B. Du Bois and His Social-Scientific Research: A Review of His Online Texts

  8. by Robert W. Williams
      The work of W.E.B. Du Bois which is available online is extensive.  Williams provides a scholarly review of the work and life of Du Bois while documenting a very large amount of material available for students and the scholarly community in the online formats.
  9. Reassessing the Effect of Urbanism and Regionalism:  A Comparison of Different Indicators of Racial Tolerance 

  10. by J. Scott Carter
      Louis Wirth developed the concept of urbanism as a way of life.  Urbanism has its drawbacks, since urban life is seen as making human relationships brief, segmented and transitory.  But urbanism has promised benefits, namely urbanites are supposed to be more tolerant.  But are urbanites more tolerant?  Using GSS data, it is shown that southern parts of the United States are less racially tolerant than the rest of the nation, but that urbanism itself only poorly predicts attitudes of tolerance, depending on the measurement.
  11. Does Religiosity Affect Perceptions of Racism in the New South? 

  12. by Andrea Henderson, Rick Phillips and Jeffry Will
      In the 1950s in the American South religion was used by the White population to justify segregation.  Though survey research the authors find that religious Whites perceive less institutional racism than their non-religious counterparts.  Among Black respondents, the religious perceive more institutional racism than their non-religious counterparts.  It seems that the legacy of traditional linkages between White churches and support for segregation in the South may still be found because religious White people are significantly less likely to acknowledge the persistence of institutional racism than White people who describe themselves as non-religious.

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