George H. Conklin,
N.C. State University
is abstracted in
and a member
of the EBSCO
Volume 3, Number 2
Minority Populations, Immigration
and Racial Tolerance
Outline of Articles
Reassessing the Effect of Urbanism
and Regionalism: A Comparison of Different Indicators of Racial Tolerance
Patterns and Educational Attainment
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.
Changing Demographics of African
Americans and Hispanic/Latinos in the Charlotte Region of North Carolina
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
Working it Out in North Carolina:
Employers and Hispanic/Latino Immigrants
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.
W.E.B. Du Bois and His Social-Scientific
Research: A Review of His Online Texts
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
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.
Does Religiosity Affect Perceptions
of Racism in the New South?
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
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.
©2005 by the North Carolina Sociological Association