Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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 […]

Surge in Latino Homeless Population in Los Angeles

Recent figures released by Los Angeles show Latino homelessness shot up by 63% in the county last year, with an overall increase of 23% despite increasing efforts to get people off the street. Although nearly all demographics, including youth, families and veterans, saw an increase in homelessness, Latinos particularly delivered one of the sharpest rises, […]

Why Marketing to Hispanics is Not Just About Speaking Spanish

Yahoo recently conducted a study with Ipsos on Hispanic millennials, and over half of the respondents said it’s about time that advertisers recognized that Hispanics shop too. Hispanic buying power has been growing exponentially, and it has become increasingly important for marketers to craft a marketing strategy that thoughtfully appeals to their specific interests. According […]

Middle-Class Minorities Priced Out of Booming West Coast Markets

According to a report published last week, less than five percent of homes for sale were affordable for middle-class African-American and Hispanic families in 2016. The report zeroed in on the ever-widening homeownership gap between white and nonwhite American families. “[America] is at risk of becoming a renter nation in our largest and wealthiest metros, where […]