American Diversity: A Demographic Challenge for the by Nancy A. Denton, Stewart E. Tolnay

By Nancy A. Denton, Stewart E. Tolnay

Demographers discover inhabitants variety within the usa.

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Fear of the answer to questions like these flourishes best in ignorance. Despite evidence that Americans do not know the correct demographic dimensions of the current diversity (Brodie, 1995; Gitlin, 1996:113), we have no choice but to move forward together. Hollinger (1995) presents us with a 18 American Diversity carefully thought-out vision of what he calls a “post-ethnic” society. ” In his view, “Being an American amid a multiplicity of affiliations need not be dangerously threatening to diversity.

Brodie, Mollyann. 1995. ” A Report of The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Survey Project. Edmonston, Barry and Jeffrey S. Passel. 1994. ” Pp. 317–353 in Immigration and Ethnicity: The Integration of America’s Newest Arrivals, Barry Edmonston and Jeffrey S. Passel, editors. : Urban Institute Press. Frey, William H. 1995. ” Pp. 271–336 in State of the Union: America in the 1990’s, Volume Two: Social Trends, Reynolds Farley, editor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Fuchs, Lawrence H.

This would involve double or triple counting. If a person said they were Asian and White they would be counted in both of those categories. This would mean that the counts would add to more than 100% and you would end up with a count of races, not of people. 3. Historical series approach. This approach would reclassify those who chose more than one race back into a single race in a set of mutually exclusive categories that add up to 100%. This approach, it was stressed in the report (page 37), produced counts that were statistically the same as those produced by the status quo race question, for all groups except for the Alaska Native targeted sample.

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