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Ethnicity -- United States

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View Resource The Myth of the Melting Pot: America's Racial and Ethnic Divides

The Washington Post has recently launched this site, which will be the home for a series of occasional articles about racial and ethnic divisions in the US. The first article in the series, "One Nation, Indivisible: Is it History?" by William Booth, is currently featured. The article discusses the "second great wave of immigration" into America, which greatly differs from the first wave of...
View Resource Race & Ethnicity

The English Server at the University of Washington (see the December 12, 1996 Scout Report) consists of reference material, essays, fiction and non-fiction books, and other resources "addressing issues of race and ethnicity in the United States." The Server's selections are discriminating and up-to-date with essays by luminaries in the field such as bell hooks, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel...
View Resource Neighborhood Segregation in Single-Race and Multirace America: A Census 2000 Study of Cities and Metropolitan Areas

For the first time, the Census 2000 questionnaire allowed persons to identify with more than one racial group. As a result, demographers had the opportunity to examine segregation indices between mixed raced groups and persons who identify with a single race. Written by William H. Frey of the University of Michigan and Dowell Myers of the University of Southern California, "Neighborhood...
View Resource Ethnicity of Students and Staff in Wisconsin Public Schools, 1974-1975

Posted to the Web by the Data and Program Library Service at the University of Wisconsin (see the May 5, 2000 Scout Report for Business and Economics for a recent reference), this dataset contains information on the ethnic background of students as well as professional and nonprofessional staff in the Wisconsin public schools, 1974-1975. The survey was originally required by the Wisconsin...
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Developed to disseminate medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee groups for health care professionals, the EthnoMed website was developed as a joint project initiated by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The ethnic groups covered on the site include Cambodians, Chinese, Eritrean, Hispanic, Oromo, Somali, and...
View Resource NPR: Code Switch: Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity

The NPR blog, Code Switch, is a mashup in the best sense of the word. Code Switch combines different types of media - audio, video, text and images - with content based on lots of loosely-related topics and perspectives in a way that inspires the visitor to see things differently. Blog host Gene Demby says, "We're hop-scotching between different cultural and linguistic spaces and different parts...