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To what extent do ethnic minorities achieve the American Dream?. “Pass” and better answers should feature developed, exemplified knowledge and understanding of: 1. The achievement of the American Dream by ethnic minorities. 2. The non-achievement of the American Dream by ethnic minorities.
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“Pass” and better answers should feature developed, exemplified knowledge and
1. The achievement of the American Dream by ethnic minorities.
2. The non-achievement of the American Dream by ethnic minorities.
3. Balanced comment on/analysis of the extent to which ethnic minorities achieve the
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The American Dream as having the freedom that allows all citizens to achieve their goals in life through hard work; for many it is the opportunity to have financial security, a home, successful career and the ability to send their children to the best schools possible
African Americans are more likely to be in prison than white males. A young african american has a 1 in 3 chance of spending some time in prison.
Hispanics and African-Americans less likely to graduate from college.
Ethnic Minority participation in elections.
The importance of the ethnic minority vote to the outcome.
The importance of ethnic minority issues to the outcome.
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Swing states with a large ethnic minority population have become more important in recent elections.
22.5% of the Florida population are Hispanic, and as it is a swing state this group have become increasingly important in influencing the final election result. Whilst 71% of Hispanics voted Democrat in 2012, there is a large group of Cuban exiles in Florida who are more likely to vote Republican.
Gerrymandering can reduce the influence of ethnic minority groups.
For example Republican politicians have influenced the district boundaries in Illinois to create the 4th District where 70% of the population are hispanic.
90% of House of Representative seats are won by the ‘incumbent’ suggests that the vote in general is not effective.
Immigration and Healthcare have become key political issues within America in recent years.
The Hispanic vote for the Democrats increased in 2008 and again in 2012, possibly because the Republican Immigration policy is largely unpopular amongst Hispanics.
White Americans still remain the largest voting group in America and so are the largest influence on the result.
The economy and unemployment have been important issues for all groups in America in recent elections and opinion polls suggest that the Democrats gained support amongst those in low-income groups.