Racial Diversity Paper

Michael Kennedy Week 6
Associate Program Material

Racial Diversity in Society Worksheet

Part I

Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race (located on the student website) as a reference:

• Select 1 racial group from the list below:

    o African American
    o Asian American
    o Arab American
    o Hispanic American/Latino
    o White/Caucasian

• Write a 150- to 300-word summary of the economic, social, and political standings of that group. Use additional resources if necessary, from the University Library or your textbooks. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

  Asian Americans have grown into a comfortable middle class lifestyle. The fact that they have high school and college graduation rates has much to do with this outcome. The average Asian American could take home a substantial amount more, just because of their deep encouragement of higher education. Chinese Americans have an 80% graduation rate, with over 50% of them earning a Bachelor’s degree or higher (1. White, M 2013). The Asian American culture also has a heavy footprint within the medical filed; ranging from doctors, nurses, orthopedic surgeons, and orderlies, all aspects of the medical field. The American Nurses Association (ANA), says that in 2009, over about half (50.2 %) of the nurses in the United States have origins in the Philippines (2. Foreign Educated Nurses 2009). Dentistry is another profession that is rich with Asian Americans, with about 44% of dentists in the U.S. being.   The link between the Asian Americans education and profession choices is apparent; the group prides itself on their accomplishments and the lives they are able to build for themselves show the hard work has paid off. Asian Americans help the U.S. society flourish in my opinion. The average income could be anywhere from $50,000 to over $60,000, with this being an average; it is not a bad place to be. Many Americans do not even...