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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".


Via Community Village Sites
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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.


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?

jada_chace's curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:15 AM

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

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National PBS documentary features UH’s efforts to perpetuate Hawaiian language : University of Hawaiʻi System News

National PBS documentary features UH’s efforts to perpetuate Hawaiian language : University of Hawaiʻi System News | Human Geography |

Language Matters documentary hosted by Bob Holman features language revitalization efforts in Hawaii

Roman M's insight:

It is very good to see that Hawaii is trying to keep their language genuine and not change it. Hawaii is different because it is a an island in the middle of the pacific and I like to see them having their own language and not following another country's. It is also very good that PBS is making this more publicized so that more Hawaiians become aware of the revival of the language.


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Classrooms with mixed ethnicity can help boost tolerance of immigrants

Classrooms with mixed ethnicity can help boost tolerance of immigrants | Human Geography |
As Western societies have become more diverse due to immigration and cross-border mobility, the question of how welcoming their native populations are to newcomers has become ever more relevant. Exclusionary…

Via ESRC, Cassie Brannan, Payton Sidney Dinwiddie
Roman M's insight:

This article makes a lot of sense because if the kids grow up knowing different ethnic groups in school. Then they will not be so hateful or mind immigrants nearly as much as someone who hasn't been with those kids growing up. Some of the kids might have their best friends being a different ethnic group than them.


Aurora Rider's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:41 PM

I think classrooms with mixed ethnicities are a good thing. Separating groups of people is not beneficial in my opinion and can lead to tension. We should raise a generation who does not see people in categories, as separate. We should raise a generation of kids who just see people. People who all are entitled to human rights. That no race or ethnicity is greater and that we are all equal and essentially the same.


bobby isham's curator insight, April 20, 2015 5:50 PM

People believe that classrooms with mixed ethnicities boost tolerance for immigrants. They did a study on countries doing this and found it to be a successful way to get people to accept immigrants from other countries better

breanna mae johnson's curator insight, April 7, 2016 9:55 AM
My opinion is that, emotions another human being isn't based on ethnicity. Just because another person is an immigrant does not mean  someone of a diffrent race will get along. It's all decided on those human beings. Therefore, people of diffrent races may Or may not be filled with hatred.
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Spotify reveals it now has 60M users, 15M of whom are paying subscribers

Spotify reveals it now has 60M users, 15M of whom are paying subscribers | Human Geography |
Two months after Spotify revealed it had 50 million users and 12.5 million subscribers, the music-streaming behemoth has issued an updated set of figures for the new year.

Via midem
Roman M's insight:

This article shows how much the technology and music industry has developed. I use Spotify myself and I think it is good enough to have that many people. It is simple and easy. This could be the best company in the music streaming industry. It helps artists become famous by publishing music on Spotify. With that many people, their songs should get noticed. 

Grabiel Montenegro's curator insight, January 19, 2015 2:02 AM

In this article again it talks about how Spotify has raised it's users little by little. I find it interesting that they have a free version, like that to show the public a little bit of what they're about. Indeed theres also rumors that google might be bought by Google. This will be a complete achievement for Spotify if this was to happen. It also makes a lot of sense since Apple is interested on Beats instead. 

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Agriculture: Back to the Start

Coldplay's haunting classic 'The Scientist' is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, "Back to the St...


Sure this is an animated commercial for Chipotle Grill, but this perfectly encapsulates the beliefs, values and ethics that underscore the organic farming movement. 

Via Seth Dixon
Roman M's insight:

This video explains the way that meat is produced in our country today. It is actually very nasty and we should go back to the traditional way of farming. The song is a very good song to play during the video. Chipotle is trying to change it for the better and go back.

Aurora Rider's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:14 AM

Sure this is a Chipotle commercial but is does a good job at showing the belief that we should go back to the old way of farming. The video shows a family farm being taken over by what appears to be some big corporation. Upon being taken over, the animals are confined in small compartments and injected by what appears to be antibiotics and some other unknown substance. The factories they are sent to are polluting the place. The farmer sees all of this and decides to go back to the start.

jada_chace's curator insight, October 26, 2014 7:17 PM

In the video it shows how the world has evolved in the way that humans take action on Mother Nature’s ways. In the beginning, there was a small family farm that was growing crops and animals. Shortly after that, it showed how small family farms are being taken over by the big agribusinesses. In today’s society that tends to happen more and more, which can be both good and bad on our economy. Unless people don’t make a change about the way we treat our food, nothing in our economy is going to get better. 

Cassie Brannan's curator insight, December 9, 2014 10:21 PM

This animated film shows you what agriculture is really like. Sometimes it is difficult to be a farmer because of all of the climate changes. When the weather changes off and on, it can kill the crops, making it harder for farmers to find food. So as you can see, farmers go through a lot and it take a lot of hard work to be a successful farmer.

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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."


Via Seth Dixon
Roman M's insight:

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.

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.

jada_chace's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

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.

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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Why Learning a Language is Like Running a Marathon | Language News

Why Learning a Language is Like Running a Marathon | Language News | Human Geography |
What does running a marathon have to do with learning a foreign language? You might be surprised how technology can improve your training in both areas.

Via Peter Rettig
Roman M's insight:

This seems like a pretty good analogy to compare each other and very creative too. Using technology can also improve your training in both of the activities. This person learned a language and was a runner that ran a marathon at the same time. You can use an app to improve training while running to increase time and also to learn and maintain a language.


Peter Rettig's curator insight, April 16, 2015 9:22 AM

yes, not a bad metaphor for reaching the goal post of being able to communicate fluently in a foreign language. 

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The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | Human Geography |
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.


Tags: culture, infographic, worldwide.

Via Seth Dixon, Rebecca Cofield, Payton Sidney Dinwiddie
Roman M's insight:

This article shows the different customs on gestures or body language in the world. What we might do is disrespectful in another country. For example, even some as simple as crossing your legs while sitting is common in North America and some European countries. However, it is viewed disrespectful in Asia and the Middle East.


Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 1, 2015 9:30 AM

This should be always be considered in design...even colours have meaning.

Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, April 1, 2015 12:58 PM

ça vous en bouche un coin?!


Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM

This shows the costums that several other Countries use in north America we cross our legs but in Countries Like Asia disrespectful. In America we view blowing or Noise is normal in Japan that Considered rude

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Eastern Kazakhstan to see massive dairy farming development. Markets.

Eastern Kazakhstan to see massive dairy farming development. Markets. | Human Geography |
43 enterprises of East Kazakhstan Oblast have been selected to participate in a large dairy farming development initiative.

Via Kenneth Carnesi,JD, Nolan Walters
Roman M's insight:

It is very interesting to see the development of dairy farming. Especially in a country like Kazakhstan where they are in the process of developing. They have a lot of enterprises wanting to participate in the dairy development in this country. Hopefully this can boost their economy in the country as a whole. It can be a very good thing for Kazakhstan.

Nolan Walters's curator insight, January 12, 2015 10:00 AM

The development of Dairy Farming in Kazakhstan can help the country by giving more food to the people. It can also be used for trade purposes so the country can develop more. Dairy Farming can be a great step forward for Kazakhstan, and the lives of the people there can be a little bit easier.

Cassie Brannan's curator insight, January 12, 2015 10:00 AM

Cities and regions of East Kazakhstan Oblast are going to see a large scale development of dairy farming. The region has selected forty-three companies that are already operating in this niche. In the company Ornek LLP, coordinated effort of all the region's services - guidance, consultative and organisational assistance is needed for the farm to solve all the existing problems existing in the niche fast. 

Rachael Johns's curator insight, January 12, 2015 10:13 AM

This tells you of the development of the cow industry. From the picture you can see the poor treatment of the cows and how close they are forced to be to other cows and how the only room they have is to eat and discrete. It is this kind of mistreatment that causes people to switch to organic.

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A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger | Human Geography |
Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.

Via Seth Dixon, Rebecca Cofield
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This guy knows what the big deal about corn is and he wants to tell everybody about it. Corn is used for so many food items in the market. People should be more aware of corn distribution in the United States. 

Nolan Walters's curator insight, October 25, 2014 11:29 AM

Most of the corn is not even going to us. Most of it goes to the animals, who eat it (which is cheaper than grass), which fatten them up for slaughter for humans.  Corn also gets turned into Corn Syrup, which fattens us.  The Corn industry is mostly to fatten up animals for meat for us humans in MDCs. 

Alex Lewis's curator insight, October 30, 2014 12:46 PM

The fact that we could use this land to grow surplus edible food instead of corn that isn't edible and goes to feed obese and unhealthy cows is sickening. There are millions of people dying in Africa and other LDC's from starvation, but we use our farmland to grow inedible corn and overfeed cows to the point of death. The corn is used to feed animals, and the animals are then slaughtered months, weeks or even days before they would've died of overfeeding. 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:42 PM

Land use practices that determine what is grown in a particular place are partly determined by the health needs of a local population, but they are more directly shaped by economic markets.  Over 75% of the corn produced in the United States is destined for animal feed or fuel; since global population projections are now supposed to be 11 billion by 2100, these are some important issues for us to consider before we are forced to reassess our societal choices.    


Tagspodcast, political ecology, agriculture, food production, land use.

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Interactive maps Mexico-USA migration channels

Interactive maps  Mexico-USA migration channels | Human Geography |
In several previous posts we have looked at specific migration channels connecting Mexico to the USA: From Morelos to Minnesota; case study of a migrant...


An excellent way to show examples of chain migration and the gravity model...students will understand the concepts with concretes examples. These interactive maps have crisp geo-visualizations of the migratory flows.

Via Seth Dixon
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This chart is displaying the mexican immigration from Mexico to the USA. It is showing displaying the main places they move to and the top five of the USA. It also shows the percentage of the immigrants there.

Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 2015 1:05 PM

This is a good representation of chain migration.

Devyn Hantgin's curator insight, April 3, 2015 1:46 PM


This map show the most popular migratory flows of migration from Mexico to the US. 

This ties into our unit about migration because many Mexicans migrate to the US every year. This map shows the patterns and paths of the migration. 

Lindsay Hoyt's curator insight, June 26, 2017 11:32 PM

Gives a visual of migration trends and can connect to current events or historical events.

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Poop Stories

Poop Stories | Human Geography |

"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."

Via Seth Dixon, Rebecca Cofield
Roman M's insight:

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

Jessica Robson Postlethwaite's curator insight, November 18, 2014 7:03 PM

World toilet day!

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 20, 2015 4:49 PM

Often when people are faced with a tragic fact they instantly attempt to shut it out because it makes them uncomfortable. In the same way Americans can walk past five homeless people a day and not bat and eye...its easier. Using comedy to address a dire situation such as India's sanitation standards, is an ingenious way to get people to actually listen

Taylor Doonan's curator insight, March 30, 5:17 PM
This page tackles the problem of the lack of toilets in India. There are many comedians poking fun at the serious issues, which is not uncommon for comedians. Unfortunately these are serious issues, people are dying, especially children. 24% of girls drop out of school due to lack of proper toilets. Hopefully these comedians bring more light to the issue so it can begin to be addressed more seriously.