The USA Melting Pot Map

  • metta

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    Sep 28, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    The map that shows where America came from

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408591/American-ethnicity-map-shows-melting-pot-ethnicities-make-USA-today.html

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408591/American-ethnicity-map-shows-melting-pot-ethnicities-make-USA-today.html
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    Neat, and in depth. When was this consensus taken? 2000
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    LOL @UTAH
  • ASHDOD

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    Sep 28, 2013 6:59 AM GMT
    this is very very intresting, especialy the large part of german ancestry, i am surprised.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 28, 2013 12:07 PM GMT
    Interesting
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    Sep 28, 2013 1:03 PM GMT
    Ugh @ all that pink along the southern/border states. Besides the heat, perfect reason to avoid them.
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    Sep 28, 2013 1:05 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidthis is very very intresting, especialy the large part of german ancestry, i am surprised.


    The irish percentage is subbornly just a percentage point or more below the German plurality in all the northern half of the states.

    A plurality of Americans are actually of English descent but at least half of them check the "American" ancestry box, thus allowing German and irish and in the upper south "American" ancestries to overtake it as a plurality.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 28, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    turbofan saidUgh @ all that pink along the southern/border states. Besides the heat, perfect reason to avoid them.


    Because they're mostly Mexican?.....
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 28, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    Very cool, man. Thanks for finding and sharing this.
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    Sep 28, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    turbofan saidUgh @ all that pink along the southern/border states. Besides the heat, perfect reason to avoid them.


    Racism alive and well on RJ?
  • metta

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    Sep 28, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    The 2012 census Bureau reported the Asians were the fastest growing race in California

    http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-112.html

    They tend to push education more so the future of California is looking good! icon_smile.gif

    They are also the ones buying most of the high end homes and pushing up prices in my area. My friend who is a Reator told me that things sell within a couple days for higher and higher prices in cities like Arcadia because of it. They will pay high prices to get into a city with a top school district. Homes that were $1 million dollars a few years ago are now selling for over $3 million. And a lot of them pay cash.


    (I don't live in one of those expensive cities....California expensive that is.....some people might consider all of California to be expensive depending on where they are from. I live in a city that is mostly pink ;-) )
  • metta

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    Sep 28, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    LitAwake saidNeat, and in depth. When was this consensus taken? 2000


    Yes, in 2000
  • monet

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    Sep 28, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    turbofan saidUgh @ all that pink along the southern/border states. Besides the heat, perfect reason to avoid them.


    Fucking moron.
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    I wonder if most people even would know what to answer. The best that I could do is "vaguely european." Given American's vast knowledge of geography, I'd guess that "Germany" is the only country in Europe that they could name. And what is the difference between "American Indian" and "American?"

    Sorry, I just get suspicious of free data.
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    Sep 28, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    And you all purport to speak English because ... ?
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    Sep 28, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    i2ci2i said
    Ashdod saidthis is very very intresting, especialy the large part of german ancestry, i am surprised.


    The irish percentage is subbornly just a percentage point or more below the German plurality in all the northern half of the states.

    A plurality of Americans are actually of English descent but at least half of them check the "American" ancestry box, thus allowing German and irish and in the upper south "American" ancestries to overtake it as a plurality.


    Sorry, but first of all, "subbornly" isn't a word and it isn't close to being a word that would make sense here. Second of all, where are your facts coming from?
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    Sep 28, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    KellenDW said
    i2ci2i said
    Ashdod saidthis is very very intresting, especialy the large part of german ancestry, i am surprised.


    The irish percentage is subbornly just a percentage point or more below the German plurality in all the northern half of the states.

    A plurality of Americans are actually of English descent but at least half of them check the "American" ancestry box, thus allowing German and irish and in the upper south "American" ancestries to overtake it as a plurality.


    Sorry, but first of all, "subbornly" isn't a word and it isn't close to being a word that would make sense here. Second of all, where are your facts coming from?


    Ive studied the history of American Immigration as a personal hobby, the former confederacy barely got any post revolutionary emigrants from europe so most are of old english colonial stock.

    Most of the italian and Jewish populations are in the northeast still to this day, while the rest of the northern states are about 25%german and 20% irish all the way to the pacific.
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    Sep 29, 2013 1:50 AM GMT
    turbofan saidUgh @ all that pink along the southern/border states. Besides the heat, perfect reason to avoid them.


    Nice to see the usual stereotypes against those "ghastly" southern states is STILL alive and well here. After about a year away from this site, it's clear people here are as stupid and prejudicial as ever.
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    Sep 29, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    I love nothing more than a man of German descent (it was my minor) so lucky me! icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    metta8 saidThe 2012 census Bureau reported the Asians were the fastest growing race in California

    http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-112.html

    They tend to push education more so the future of California is looking good! icon_smile.gif

    They are also the ones buying most of the high end homes and pushing up prices in my area. My friend who is a Reator told me that things sell within a couple days for higher and higher prices in cities like Arcadia because of it. They will pay high prices to get into a city with a top school district. Homes that were $1 million dollars a few years ago are now selling for over $3 million. And a lot of them pay cash.


    (I don't live in one of those expensive cities....California expensive that is.....some people might consider all of California to be expensive depending on where they are from. I live in a city that is mostly pink ;-) )
    I would take that census report with a grain of salt. I don't think Asians are THE fastest growing race. Close, but not #1. I'd say Latinos are leading. Problem with the census is that it doesn't factor in undocumented immigrants.
  • dc415

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    Sep 29, 2013 7:23 AM GMT
    BROTIE saidI love nothing more than a man of German descent (it was my minor) so lucky me! icon_cool.gif


    ... you majored in men of German descent? icon_surprised.gif
  • heyom

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    Sep 29, 2013 8:15 AM GMT
    Lol with the "Puerto Rican" which is a mixture of Taino, Spanish, and several African tribes
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    Sep 29, 2013 12:00 PM GMT
    It is a little misleading since it doesn't consider the population of the state. It looks like all the native Americans are out west but North Carolina has the fifth largest native population, and largest in the east, but since it is far more populated (10th nationally) than western states, native americans make up less than 2% of its population. Consequently you can barely see the native americans on the map. Similarly Cal has by far the largest Native population but you can tell at all looking at the map.

    A white lawyer in the mountains of NC who had been adopted by the Cherokee as a boy and became both a chief and a NC state senator saved some of the Cherokee that would later become the eastern band.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Holland_Thomas

    In eastern NC there is a tri-racial tribe (black, white, native), the Lumbee, that is not recognized by the federal government. I see quite a few where I live and they're not hard to spot. They look like Latin Americans but when they speak they have a deep country drawl. While the UNC system has many historically black branches there is only one historically native american branch, UNC Pembroke.
  • caminhos

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    Sep 29, 2013 12:20 PM GMT
    Interesting data that reflects the US as a rich tapestry of ethnicities.

    At the same time, I've always found it interesting that many Americans refer to themselves as Italian~American or Irish~American as opposed to just American.

    Is it that multiculturalism in America isn't yet assumed or that people want to differentiate or redefine themselves from others?

  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 29, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    This is highly inaccurate!

    Take my home state, Louisiana, for example. A parish is either American, African-American, or French. My parish is categorized as French, but most residents would consider themselves American, although there are many of us with French origins (I am in part). What is American except for Native American? Isn't that the essence of the melting pot/salad bowl?