Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dropout Rates Fall as College Enrollment Sores to Record Highs in the Latino Community

The Latino high school dropout rate has fallen by 6% — to 10% in 2016, from 16% in 2011 — among Latino students aged 18 to 24. That drop has been accompanied by record-high college enrollment amongst the same demographic, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Why We Need More Latinos in STEM

Nearly 1.3 million science advocates participated in the March For Science rallies across the globe, including 1,700 in San Antonio, however, the real movement should be in encouraging more youth to enter science, technology, engineering and math careers in the U.S. “Growing up in a Hispanic household taught me perseverance through tough obstacles. That’s a […]

US Retailers Feeling the Effects of Immigration Worries by Hispanic Spending

New Hispanic trends indicate Hispanics are cutting back on spending and buying only essential goods in response to harassment by immigration or law enforcement officials. Already-struggling consumer companies have cited this change in consumer behavior by the country’s-fastest-growing ethnic group as a cause for worry. In late July, Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell at a conference […]

Racial Profiling of Latino Immigrants and Its Effects on Families

According to a study by Andrea Gómez Cervantes, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Kansas, the intersection between legal status and race can make the experiences of illegality different for Latino indigenous versus non-indigenous groups. Immigration policies focused on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications […]

Report Finds Latino and Black Millennials ‘Financially Fragile’ Compared to White Peers

On Friday, the Young Invincibles, an advocacy ground committed to expanding economic opportunities for millennials, published a report that found disparities in financial health among white, black and Latinx young adults. The report’s author Kelly Hernandez used the term ‘Latinx’ as a gender neutral reference to the Latino population. Research found that 12 percent of […]

Hispanic Voter Turn Out Growing in Georgia

While Georgia Hispanic voters turned out at a rate higher than the national average last fall, the polls continue to indicate that they lag significantly compared to other racial groups in the state. About 53 percent of Georgia’s Hispanic voters came out for the 2016 presidential election, and increase from 47 percent in 2012, according […]

Latino Millennial Home Ownership Key to Housing Market Growth

According to “The State of the Nation’s Housing” study by the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University, minorities are expected to drive three-quarters of the gains in the U.S. households in the decade of 2015-2025, and Hispanics will account for one third of those gains. The future of home ownership in America will be […]

Study Finds Latinos Key to U.S. Economic Growth

On Thursday, the Latino Donors Collaborative, a nonpartisan association of Latino business, political and academic leaders, released a report that shows Latinos are becoming an increasingly critical engine for America’s economic growth. In 2015, 55 million Latinos living and working in the U.S. were responsible for 2.13 trillion or 11.8% of America’s $18.04 trillion gross […]

Hispanics Driving Force Behind Texas’ State Growth Since 2010

Texas’ population is booming and Hispanic Texans are the principal driver of that population growth. On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates that indicate that just over half of Texas’ population increase since 2010 is attributable to the growing Hispanic community. As of July 2016, the Texas population jumped to 27.9 million, […]

Stanford Research: Black and Latino Drivers More Likely to be Arrested on Less Evidence

More than 20 million Americans are stopped annually for traffic violations; Stanford researchers found that Black and Latino drivers face a double standard when compared to their white counterparts. The findings come from an analysis of more than 60 million state police stops in 20 states between 2011 and 2015. “When we applied the threshold […]