Table 4. Self-reported "Race" of Children of Immigrants and their Parents, by National Origin Groups
Self-reported Race*
National Origin Respondent White Black Asian Multiracial Hispanic, Latino Nationality as race Other
(Parent/Child) Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent
Latin American Parent 58.1 1.5 1.1 14.7 6.4 8.3 9.8
Child 21.9 0.8 0.0 12.1 41.0 19.6 4.6
Mexico Parent 5.7 0.0 2.1 21.6 15.9 26.1 28.5
Child 1.5 0.3 0.0 12.0 25.5 56.2 4.5
Cuba Parent 93.1 1.1 0.3 2.5 1.1 0.5 1.4
Child 41.2 0.8 0.0 11.5 36.0 5.5 4.9
Dominican Republic Parent 30.6 11.1 0.0 44.4 0.0 5.6 8.3
Child 13.9 2.8 0.0 13.9 55.6 8.3 5.6
El Salvador, Guatemala Parent 66.7 4.2 4.2 16.7 8.3 0.0 0.0
Child 20.8 0.0 0.0 12.5 58.3 4.2 4.2
Nicaragua Parent 67.7 0.5 1.6 22.0 5.4 0.5 2.2
Child 19.4 0.0 0.0 9.7 61.8 2.7 6.5
Other Central America Parent 48.0 24.0 4.0 20.0 0.0 4.0 0.0
Child 8.0 8.0 0.0 40.0 44.0 0.0 0.0
Colombia Parent 84.6 1.1 0.0 9.9 2.2 0.0 2.2
Child 24.2 1.1 0.0 9.9 58.2 1.1 5.5
Perú, Ecuador Parent 61.8 0.0 0.0 26.5 2.9 2.9 5.9
Child 32.4 0.0 0.0 11.8 55.9 0.0 0.0
Other South America Parent 87.8 0.0 0.0 6.1 2.0 2.0 2.0
Child 28.6 2.0 0.0 14.3 40.8 14.3 0.0
Sources: Portes, Alejandro, and Rubén G. Rumbaut. 2001. Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation. Berkeley and New York: University of California Press; Russell Sage Foundation. Rumbaut, Rubén G. 2005. "Sites of Belonging: Acculturation, Discrimination, and Ethnic Identity among Children of Immigrants." Pp. 111-163. In Discovering Successful Pathways in Children’s Development: New Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life, edited by Thomas S. Weisner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Notes: * Figures are row percentages. Interviews with immigrant parents and their teenage children were done separately, using the same question on racial identity. "White," "Black," "Asian," and "Multiracial" were fixed responses; all "Others" were open-ended entries.


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