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Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America | Human Geography |


The country is slowly becoming more like a "rainbow," according to a new book by Paul Taylor and the Pew Research called "The Next America".


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This shows that our country is allowing more ethnicity and race to enter the country. We our having changes in our population as well as having ethnic groups grow. Having ethnic groups can allow America to continue to grow and become developing country. ~JConner

Community Village Sites's curator insight, February 9, 2015 1:16 PM

Defining Mixed

These groups are all mixed in their heritage.

  1. Hispanic people are mixed by definition. Hispanic is not a race and Latin American countries have not had anti-miscegenation laws like the U.S. Most Latinos are part Amerindian mixed with some part(s) Spanish / Portuguese / Black. 
  2. Black people have been mixed with others since the founding of the U.S., sometimes by choice and sometimes by force (enslavement rape). 
  3. Asian people have been mixing with others since anti-miscegenation laws have been abolished in the U.S.  
  4. Other people includes Native American (1%) and Mixed people. 
  5. White people are often mixed with ‘5 shades of White’, or they are White Latino, or they are  ‘One drop of color / ‘passing as White’, aka 1/16th of color. White is not counted as White when mixed with people of color, which accounts for the decline in White numbers over time. The other reason the numbers for White drop is because Europeans no longer immigrate to the U.S. at any where near the same rate of other groups. European countries tend to provide good health care coverage and tend to have lower gun violence. For example, in the U.K. the routine patrol officers do not carry guns.

The Numbers

Intermarriage among people of different races is increasingly common. In 1980, just 7% of all marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity.  In 2010, that share has doubled to 15% of all new marriages in the U.S. Hispanics (26%) and Asians (28%) were most likely to “marry out,” compared with 9% of whites and 17% of blacks. - Pew Research


Marrying Out

If two people of mixed heritage marry, does Pew Research count that as an intermarriage?

Roman M's curator insight, April 20, 2015 12:12 PM

This article shows the changing and which majority races are increasing and decreasing. Whites are the largest race in America right now and Hispanic should be increasing on a huge scale. Whites are decreasing comparatively to Hispanics. Asians and Blacks are also increasing slowly. We might see very soon that whites are not the majority race in America.


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City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs

City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs | Human Geography |

A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.  The report provides comprehensive evidence for Aaron Renn's "new donut" model of cities (pictured in above image, on the right). Renn's model proposes that city centers and outer-ring suburbs are doing well economically, but inner-ring suburbs are struggling with a new influx of poverty."


Tags: urban, economic, urban models, APHG.

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The suburbs thrive since families enjoy living in the areas because they provide safe and friendly neighborhoods for their children to live. The suburbs are a perfect location to live and they are closer to the city than the rural areas. The inner-ring suburbs are struggling since not many families enjoy living there. They may attract younger individuals that are in search of a job or young adults that are educated. Since they are more individuals wanting families and a safe environment to live in the inner-suburbs are losing people to keep them alive. 

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:09 PM

This shows the changes in urban geography and how the world is changing due to all the new technology available now.

Bella Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:33 PM

Urban unit


This article goes in to depth on a newer model on cites called the donut model, as pictured similar to a donut. The donut model was created by Aaron Renn, and it shows urban development recently in cities. The center of the city is grownign economically and falling. There is an influx of people moving in , resulting in an increase of poverty too. Also more educated people are moving in like young newly educated individuals.


The new structure of cities forming is a change from the old. With cities now developing bigger and more industrial, there are many opportunities for people for work in the center of the cit. however, many people may want the jobs but can't get them, so many of those in poverty live in the city centers in search of economic opportunities. It is also interesting to see the status of the people changing the in the city center with that also more young educated people move to city centers, most likely in search of job opportunities. This new way of urban development is modernizing the work system.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 2015 8:44 AM

More and more the urban stage is filling and cities are becoming once again the next big thing. After WW2 suburbs became intensively popular but now since a change in personnel views people prefer the city more.

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Industrial Revolution--Urban Game

Industrial Revolution--Urban Game | Human Geography |

"Each student should have a large piece of butcher block paper (15x20).  They should use a pencil for this activity (color pencils are optional). Using the template provided, each student should make their own template.  It is crucial that size for each of the 'characters' in the city be the same. As you read each of the Rounds, your pace should increase so that by Round 15 the students will only have a short time to draw their buildings."

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Playing the game allows students to make their own villages and plan how their industries will work. As they start to build their own town they have to consider where to place the stores and where to place the factories. Putting these structures into certain places can affect the student’s town.

Alex Lewis's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:45 AM

I think this game would be interesting. Many of the cities would be extremely different, depending on the person. Some people may make their housing and schools and  larger, maybe to indicate a larger population, whereas some people may make their coal mines large, to indicate a large supply of natural resources.

Emily Bian's curator insight, May 22, 2015 9:44 AM

This was the game we played in class!!!

I really enjoyed this game and highly recommend it to future APHUG students because it was fun, informative, and FUN. It really helped me understand how England got really crowded all of the sudden due to the Industrial Revolution. It was a sudden urban sprawl with no  urban planning. My map/ city was a complete mess! 

I hope this game continues to be played as it is a fun introduction to the chaos of the Industrial Revolution. 

Campbell Ingraham's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:57 PM

We played this game in our APHUG class. It really simulated how urban development exploded in the industrial revolution. It gives an explanation as to why urban planners at the time had poor design choices because they had little time to plan. They also didn't account for future population growth or new developments in technology. It really shows why today's older cities have poorer designs and more traffic. 


This article relates to the Industrial Revolution. It shows the population explosions which occurred as a result and the increased technology during the time. All of these factors of the industrial revolution in England contributed to the quick and poorly designed English cities which led to population overflow. These city planners could not have predicted what would happen or how to plan for more people. They also limited time, money, and resources, as the population just continued to grow and grow. 

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Population 7 Billion

Population 7 Billion | Human Geography |

"Just 200 years ago, there were only 1 billion people on the planet, and over the next 150 years, that number grew to 3 billion. But in the past 50 years, the global population has more than doubled, and the UN projects that it could possibly grow to 15 billion by the year 2100. As the international organization points out, this increasing rate of change brings with it enormous challenges."


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Over the years our world population has grown enormously. Almost  200 years ago there was only 1 billion people in the world, and as time went on the population started to increase dramatically. By 2100, geographers say the population will grow to be 150 million people in the world. The population continues to grow throughout time, we therefore should be cautious on how we are to our environment.

Nolan Walters's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:14 AM

Why is the population growing so quickly? Most of the population is located in Southeast Asia, and they are already starting to have problems.  What will happen once the ratio of people to resources changes, so that there are less resources than needed?  Overpopulation may just happen soon, but the Stage 2 countries are who are making our population grow so quickly.

Roman M's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:17 AM

At first, the world's population did not grow a lot. Now we are growing about 1 billion in 12 years, that is scary compared to the 200 years we grew about 1 billion. These are some pictures of some highly dense populations. It is even scarier that in 2100 the population is suspected to be 15 billion.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 22, 2015 12:49 PM

I saw the pictures. It is amazing how peoples back yards are all different. From water to dirt to garbage to no back yards at all. I was commenting on the fact with the population growth there is only one way to build and that is up. Then i saw the pictures of the High risers and how tall they were and so close together. It is a no wonder people live in a stressful environment. There is nothing like living in a wide open land lot with grass in Wyoming or Montana but that sure will change in the next 50 years.

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(CAT) - Yanks versus Brits… linguistically speaking! | Paul Filkin

(CAT) - Yanks versus Brits… linguistically speaking! | Paul Filkin | Human Geography |

"The debate over who’s right, and what’s the correct spelling… localization or localisation… will undoubtedly go on for a long time, unless you ask my Mother who knows the British are right of course! I always lean towards the British spelling, probably the result of my upbringing, and when asked I always take the British point of view.

There are many Americanisms that have crept into our everyday speech, and if I’m really honest I use them too! If I’m even more honest I think I always used them and didn’t even know they were American English and not British English. The “z’s” are easy, but who gets cypher and cipher the wrong way around, disk and disc, gaol and jail or even meter and metre. No doubt there are those amongst us who would never get them wrong (my Mother would never get them wrong) but I think there are plenty of words like this that have become, dare I say it… interoperable! But what happens if you don’t want to get them wrong, and if you always want to stick to American English or British English? In our business this is often an important distinction, so with that introduction let’s take a quick look at how ..."

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There is no right or wrong in this situation. The English language is a mixture of multiple dialects coming together from different points of time. Many people speak or write a certain way due to the fact of where they were brought up. When comparing the American-English and the British-English, there are major differences. Where Britain’s spell color with a “u” and in American we spell with no “u”. -JConner

Samantha Johns's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:16 AM

I think the way you pronounce and spell words is all in the way you were brought up. There is no right or wrong way. The British and American English is so intertwined with different languages that it is not pure anymore. So weather you spell color like an American or spell colour like a Britain, you are still saying the same thing so it doesn't really mater. -SJ

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web services News

web services News | Human Geography |

Credit images Source admin 10 out of 10 based on 1000 ratings. 5 user reviews. web services Information, articles, and services from Seybold Publications and Songline Studios . Resource guide includes links to W3C and related …Get Started Start developing on Amazon Web Services... Services

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By having services online limits the number of people who would participate physical in other services. Having some online services is a great way to help the service out. However, other services, like farming, need people physically working and not on the computer all day. Most of the services need physical labor in order to gain money throughout the day. 

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GM food: harmful or helpful?

GM food: harmful or helpful? | Human Geography |
GM foods are seen by many as the answer to challenges posed by population growth and climate change, but the debate on their health implications is still raging.

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GMO’s or genetically modified food is when foods are produced and then taken any to be experimented on. GMO’s are dangerous and can harm the environment around us. Taking freshly produced food and then ‘poisoning’ it is cruel, it also post a threat to our economy. If we, throughout the years, keep doing this to our food eventually we will not be able to produce fresh crops in our farms today. It would be risky to many people in America today to trust GMO’s since it can harm them and the economy. 

AmandaWilhiteee's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:44 AM

I wanted to scoop an article about Genetically Modified foods, This was the perfect article. This article has definitely changed my perspective on Genetically Modified foods. Before I read this article, I was okay with eating GM food because I knew how much of it is modified and how little wasn't, but now I am scared to eat foods that have been genetically modified. 

Rodolfo Oscar Graneros's curator insight, July 24, 2015 4:32 PM

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