The Ethnicity Factor in the Vote Against Bilingual Education in California

By Ronald Sylvia.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The paper examines voting results in a California ballot initiative by county to determine patterns of support for bilingual education controlled for concentration of ethnic minorities. The paper theorizes that a direct relationship exists between level of Hispanic population and opposition to bilingual education. Specifically, we hypothesize that when Hispanic population exceeds thirty percent, the opposition vote will be significantly increased. If correct, this suggests polarization rather than tolerance is stimulated with increased inter-ethnic contact.

Keywords: Bilingual Education, Ethnic Conflict, Tolerance, Diversity, Race, Identity, Immigration

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp.173-186. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.212MB).

Prof. Ronald Sylvia

Professor, Department of Political Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA

Professor Sylvia had published books and numerous articles on public administration, American politics, and political developments in Venezuela and Panama.


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