Sunday, December 15, 2019

Latinos in Texas to become the largest population by 2020

For many years, the prospect that Latinos would become the state’s largest population group has been a question of “when” and not “if.” With growth among the Latino population in Texas continuing to easily outpace growth among white Texans, it’s likely the state will reach that demographic milestone as soon as 2022. That’s according to […]

Guest Blogger Series: Diana Campoamor “Imagining Stronger Latino Communities: Be HIP and Give.”

Latinos make up more than 50 million people in the U.S. today, and we’re growing by more than one million a year. Just counting Latinos in the U.S., we are the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and the 15th largest consumer economy. By 2025, we will no longer be in the minority: half of US workers […]

Full-Time Medical Faculty Not Keeping Up with Diversity in Society

According to a recent study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the diversity of full-time medical school faculty has not kept pace with students or society. The data shows while there are more women and minorities as medical school students and faculty members today than 40 years ago, “the lower retention rates, lower promotion rates, and longer times […]

Economic Concerns Cause Sharp Drop in Latino Birth Rates

The birth rate among Latinos decreased by 11% since 2007, according to preliminary 2010 data released earlier this month. The decline is attributed to the dwindled economy and a general downward fertility trend in the U.S. Last year, less than 1 million babies were born to Latinos. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that […]