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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 […]

US Millennials Beat Baby Boomers as Largest Living Generation

Posted April 29th, 2016 at 12:47 pm (UTC-4)
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The long reign of the baby boomers is over. The millennial generation is now the United States’ largest living generation, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. There are now 75.4 million millennials—people born during the period from 1981 and 1997—who were between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015. They edged past […]

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, […]

American Majority Disagrees With Trump on Immigrants

Posted March 30th, 2016 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)
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Uncontrolled immigration will put more girls in the United States at risk of female genital mutilation, according to the latest anti-immigrant comments from the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comments were made by senior aide Stephen Miller. On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate himself has said Mexican immigrants could be rapists or […]

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, […]

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 […]

From Ireland to Mexico, Maps Show Changing Face of US Immigrants

Posted November 2nd, 2015 at 11:23 am (UTC-4)
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From Ireland and Germany to Italy and Mexico, a new series of maps illustrates changing trends in immigration to the United States from 1850 until 2013. The Pew Research Center graphics show the dominant immigrant groups in each state for every decade during that period. The country’s first great wave of immigrants arrived from Ireland and […]

Why So Many US Koreans Run Dry Cleaners While Arabs Are Grocers

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 9:10 am (UTC-4)
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In the United States, Koreans are 34 times more likely than other immigrant groups to run dry cleaners, while Gujarati-speaking Indians are 108 times more likely to manage motels. Economists William Kerr, of Harvard Business School, and Martin Mandroff, of the Swedish Competition Authority, studied the relationship between ethnicity, occupational choice, and entrepreneurship. They found that ethnic groups in the United […]

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