Ed and Naiah Holsey walked into her sister’s engagement party, hoping no one would make a scene about them being hand-in-hand. “Why didn’t you come alone?” her sister asked. The Holseys looked around the room to see her Korean family with disapproving glares and frowning faces. “That was two years ago, which means we were married for 10 years when that happened,” Naiah Holsey said. “And they still couldn’t accept that I married a black man.”
Interracial, opposite-sex married couple households grew from 7 percent in 2000 to 10 percent in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Josie Frasier would like to work in early child education. That’s the field in which she has an associate’s degree. “But I haven’t been able to use my degree because the positions I’ve interviewed for always end up filled by someone else,” said Frasier, 27, who drives for Uber in Lansing. Frasier thinks a key reason she hasn’t been hired is because she’s transgender. At least one in five transgender people surveyed in studies between 1996 and 2006 report experiencing employment discrimination, including being fired, denied a promotion or harassed, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
Data retrieved from Pew Research Center 2011. More women are becoming mothers before they’re married. In 1960, 4 percent of new mothers were unmarried, according to a Pew Research Center study. By 2011, that number had risen to 27 percent. “It used to be that marriage was something young people did before they had sexual relations.
President Trump’s executive orders earlier this year seeking to ban citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from traveling to the United States led Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham to say the ban sends a signal that Muslims are not wanted in America.
Meanwhile, FBI crime statistics show hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise.
Three experts clear up five misconceptions about the fastest growing religion in the world.
The numbers of Chinese students, as the largest group of international students in the U.S., has increased dramatically in recent years, according to the Institute of International Education. The institute said that from 2005 to 2009 India sent the most students to the U.S. From 2010 to 2016, China became the largest source of international students in the U.S.
English is the dominant language in the United States, but a growing number of Americans also speak another language.
Michigan State University students and faculty members say Native American groups too often aren’t represented well in school curriculums.
Students and faculty say they noticed political engagement increase during the 2016 presidential race — the first presidential election in which most undergraduate college students could vote.
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, yet many Hispanics “do not identify with the current racial categories,” according to the Pew Research Center. That’s because the term — often used interchangeably with “Latino” — covers people from a sprawling geographic area who may have distinct cultural differences.
On Jan. 1, Rep. Jewell Jones became the youngest black state representative — and youngest state representative — in Michigan history. Jones represents District 11, an area that is northwest of Detroit and Inkster.