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Achievers Conversation March 2007. Let’s see what we know about race and ethnicity. 1 . In the 2000 U.S. Census, the largest self identified ethnic group was: a) English American b) German American c) African American d) Mexican American e) Irish American f) Italian American.

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achievers conversation march 2007

Achievers ConversationMarch 2007

Let’s see what we know about race and ethnicity.

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1. In the 2000 U.S. Census, the largest self identified ethnic group was:a) English Americanb) German Americanc) African Americand) Mexican Americane) Irish Americanf) Italian American

2 how many racial groups are there in the world today a 3 b 5 c 24 d 130 e we cannot ever know
.2. How many racial groups are there in the world today?a) 3b) 5c) 24d) 130e) We cannot ever know.
some physical differences between groups
SOME PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GROUPS
  • Skin color
  • Shape of nose
  • Height and weight
  • Shape of eyes
  • Blood type
  • Texture of hair
  • Shape of roof of mouth
  • Ability to eat and digest certain foods
3 what percentage of the u s population is multiracial a 2 4 b 7 7 c 13 3 d 20 9
.3. What percentage of the U.S. population is multiracial?a) 2.4%b) 7.7%c) 13.3%d) 20.9%
the two parents shown here are mixed race their mothers are white and their fathers are black
The two parents (shown here) are mixed race. Their mothers are white and their fathers are black.
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4. Of the population of “Arabs” living in the U.S. who identify as “religious,” about what percentage are Muslims?a) 23%b) 56%c) 81%d) 94%

israeli and british forensic anthropologists 2004
Israeli and British Forensic Anthropologists - 2004
  • Used skull evidence from the 1st century as well as skin, hair and eye information
  • Their depiction is not accurate, but certainly more accurate than most representations by artists.
  • They estimate that he would he would have been about 5-foot-1-inch, 110 lbs.
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6. How many Native American tribes (nations) currently exist in the United States?a) 17b) 104c) 282d) 575
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7. In what year were Native Americans given the right to obtain U.S. citizenship?a) 1808b) 1896c) 1924d) 1948e) 1957
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8. Which of the following groups has the highest poverty rate in the United States?a) African Americansb) Latino Americansc) Asian Americansd) Native Americanse) White Americans

individuals living in poverty 2006
Individuals Living in Poverty - 2006
  • Whites – 8.0%
  • Blacks – 23.9%
  • Latino/as – 21.8%
  • Asians – 10.0%
  • Native Americans – 25.7%
  • U.S. Population – 12.1%

Poverty Rate: $18,104 per year for 4 people

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9. How many languages currently exist in the world?a) less than 300 b) approximately 1200 c) about 3750 d) approximately 6000
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10. Approximately how many people live as slaves in the world today?a) 650,000b) 1.9 millionc) 12.6 milliond) 27 million
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11. Of the world\'s 6,200,000,000 people, about how many live on $2 a day or less?a) 100,000,000b) 500,000,000c) 1,700,000,000d) 3,000,000,000

12 how many people in the u s speak a language other than english in the home a 7 b 13 c 17 d 26
12. How many people in the U.S. speak a language other than English in the home.a) 7% b) 13%c) 17% d) 26%
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http://www.personal.psu.edu/smr8/Soc119/LectureNotesandInfo/RacePhotosFromDiamond.htmhttp://www.personal.psu.edu/smr8/Soc119/LectureNotesandInfo/RacePhotosFromDiamond.htm
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14. Which of the following groups is most likely to use illegal drugs?a) African Americansb) Latino Americansc) Asian Americansd) Native Americanse) White Americans

2004 illicit drug use past year ages 12 or older
2004 Illicit Drug Use – Past Year (Ages 12 or Older) *

PAST YEAR

  • White (8.1%) (15,581,392)
  • Black (8.7%) (2,970,402)
  • Am. Indian (12.3%) (227,891)
  • Asian (3.1%) (370,617)
  • Hispanic (7.2%) (2,913,062)
  • Multi-racial (13.3%) (193,230)
  • Total Minority: (6,675,202)

* National Survey on Drug Use and Health & U.S. Census

illicit drug use 2004 white vs people of color
Illicit Drug Use 2004 White vs. People of Color
  • White - 15,581,392 (70 percent)

(White people were 68 percent of U.S. population in 2004)

  • Total Minority - 6,675,202 (30 percent)
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15. Which of the following groups is most likely to “get caught” for using illegal drugs?a) African Americansb) Latino Americansc) Asian Americansd) Native Americanse) White Americans

state and federal prisoners by race ethnicity
State and Federal Prisoners by Race/Ethnicity:

Percent of males between ages 25-29

  • White – 1.2% (of white males)
  • Hispanic/Latino – 2.5% (of Hispanic males)
  • Black – 8.4% (of black males)
  • Asian – .5% (of Asian males)
  • Native American – ?%

* Bureau of Justice Statistics

racial breakdown of local jails
Racial Breakdown of Local Jails
  • Black – 40% (12% of U.S. pop.)
  • White – 36% (68% of U.S. pop.)
  • Asian – 1% (4% of U.S. pop.)
  • American Indian – 1% (1% of U.S. pop)
  • Hispanic – 19% (13% of U.S. pop)
  • Multiracial – 3% (2 % of U.S. pop.)

From: Bureau of Justice Statistics

2003 illegal drug arrests total 1 168 013
2003 illegal Drug Arrests Total: 1,168,013 *
  • Hispanic (26.5%) (308,182)
  • White (39.5%) (462,258)
  • Black (32.6%) (381,006)
  • Am. Indian (.6%) (7,453)
  • Asian (.8%) (9,124)

* Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

* Includes people under the age of 18

total imprisoned in 2000 for illegal drug offenses from state courts
Total Imprisoned in 2000 for illegal drug offenses (from state courts):
  • White = 20 percent
  • Black = 58 percent
  • Hispanic/Latino = 21 percent
  • Other = 1 percent

* Data from the Bureau of Prisons

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16. What percentage of American men and women between the ages 20-24 have “had sex” with someone of the same sex?a) 1% (men) & 9% (women)b) 5% (men) & 14% (women)c) 7% (men) & 4% (women)d) 10% (men) & 3% (women)

17 what percentage of teens say that interracial dating is no big deal a 22 b 46 c 60 d 73
17. What percentage of teens say that interracial dating is “no big deal?”a) 22%b) 46%c) 60%d) 73%
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18. Chinese Americans, Asian Indian Americans, and Korean Americans all had higher than average rates of poverty than the general population of the United States. Was the median family income of these groups lower or higher than the national average?a) higherb) lowerc) about the same

19 which group is most least likely to graduate from high school
19. Which group is most/least likely to graduate from high school?

a. Whites

b. Blacks

c. Latino/Latinas

d. Asians

e. Native Americans

education graduating from high school 2005
Education (% graduating from High School) - 2005

Whites – 85.5%

Blacks – 72.3%

Latino/as – 52.4%

Asians – 80.4%

Native Americans – 70.9%

U.S. Population – 80.4%

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