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Goodbye Ketchup, Hello Sriracha! How Immigrants Transform US Cuisine

Posted May 4th, 2016 at 8:34 am (UTC-4)
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Ketchup, a tangy tomato sauce that Americans put on hamburgers and dip French fries into, has long been America’s favorite condiment, but an upstart with Asian roots is beginning to make inroads. Sriracha, a hot sauce usually made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt, probably originated in Thailand, but is increasingly showing up […]

Want to Reach US Hispanics? Try Texting Them

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States is the nation’s Latino population. Fifty-eight percent — nearly 6-in-10 — of U.S. Hispanics are millennials (approximately ages 18-33) or younger, according to the Pew Research Center. By comparison, half of the black population, and 46 percent of the Asian population, are in that […]

Does Bias Impact Price of US Ethnic Food?”

Posted April 13th, 2016 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)
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Does how we feel about a certain ethnic group determine how much people are willing to pay for that group’s cuisine? If you ask Krishnendu Ray, a professor of food studies at New York University, the answer is yes. 10 MOST EXPENSIVE ETHNIC CUISINES (2014) French Japanese American Continental Italian Spanish Greek Korean Indian Mexican “Basically, […]

Why Asian Americans Are the Most Educated Group in America

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Asian-Americans are the highest-earning and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They’re also the best educated, as new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate. More than half of Asians in the United States, 54 percent, have at least a bachelor’s degree. That’s up from 38 percent in 1995. It’s an impressive number, […]

More than One-Third of US Innovators Are Immigrants

Posted March 11th, 2016 at 11:48 am (UTC-4)
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More than one-third of U.S. innovators are foreign born which suggests highly educated immigrants just might be one of America’s most valuable resources. Despite only making up 13.5 percent of all U.S. residents, 35 percent of those responsible for some of the most important innovations in America are foreign-born people who usually have a PhD […]

Mixed Marriages Causing US Hispanics, Asians to Integrate Faster

Posted March 7th, 2016 at 10:03 am (UTC-4)
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U.S. immigrants appear to be integrating faster than expected, according to a new report, which finds that the grandchildren of Hispanics and Asians are less likely to identify themselves by these ethnicities on government surveys than their parents and grandparents are. This is especially true of children of mixed marriages. “Most of this ethnic attrition, […]

How Diversity Has Changed America

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 9:52 am (UTC-4)
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Over the past four decades, the level of diversity in the United States has increased most in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. In 1970, California — currently the most diverse state in the nation — had a population of about 20 million and the overwhelming majority of its residents — 17.8 million — identified […]

Death Graph: Here’s What’s Killing Americans at Every Age

Posted January 22nd, 2016 at 10:12 am (UTC-4)
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. One-third of Americans die from respiratory diseases, like the flu, while older Americans are much more likely to die from cancer. There are many ways that people die and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breaks those ways down into 113 causes, and then groups them into 20 categories of diseases and external causes. This CDC […]

This is America’s Least Diverse City…and It’s Not Black or White

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 9:05 am (UTC-4)
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The most diverse city in the United States is Gaithersburg, Maryland, while the least ethno-racially diverse place is Laredo, Texas. In fact, four Maryland cities — including Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Rockville, all in Montgomery County, right outside of Washington, D.C. —  are in the top five when it comes to diversity in small […]

Asians On Pace to Become America’s Largest Immigrant Group

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 11:39 am (UTC-4)
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A new map shows where America’s newest citizens are coming from and illustrates how Asians are on pace to become the largest immigrant group in the United States. Of the nearly 800,000 people who became American citizens between September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2013, more than one-third came from Asia. 779,929 NATURALIZED US CITIZENS […]

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