Politics of Racial & Social Change. Three Groupings in United States Cities. Roots of Racial Segregation in the Cities. Exodus from the rural south to urban ghettos After World War I: a trickle After World War II: mass migration Informal covenants kept African Americans in ghettos
Three Groupings in United States Cities
Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”
Huey P. Newton & Bobby Seale
Established Muslim Temple in Detroit (1934)
Complete separation from white society
Louis Farrakan: current leader
Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles, 1973-1993
Hispanics constitute the largest minority group in the United States
Hispanics account for 41.3 million people in the US
14.3 % of the US population is of Hispanic origin
Growth rate for Hispanics is 3.6 % compared to 1.0 % overall population growth
was the heated immigration debate and H.R. 4437 (The Border
Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration
Control Act of 2005).
- H.R. 4437 passed the House by a vote of 239 to
182, with 92% of Republicans supporting, 82%
of Democrats opposing.
Evangelical or Pentecostal.
Ashkenazi Jews who migrated from
Europe particularly to Argentina.
Making undocumented immigrants legal
Defense of immigrant workers’ rights.
Former Spanish Colony
Independence movement – Ten Years’ War (1868)
Short truce, then Spanish American War (1898)
U.S. granted Cuba independence with certain guidelines (1902)
Fall of the Cuban Republic government and U.S. relations – Depression, Batista, Mafia (1902-1959)
Rise of Fidel Castro and the fall of U.S. investments. (1959)
Currently there are 3.4 million Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. mainland
Puerto Ricans are the second largest Latino group in the United States
SubrahmanyanChandrasekhar (shown above) and Har Gobind Khorana are the 2 Indian Americans to have won the Nobel Prize
South Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a
US helicopter during the American evacuation of