Sunday, October 13, 2019

For Latinos, Awareness Isn’t Enough. We Need Understanding

By Steve Moya, NewsTaco Those in the communication field must always understand their job is not complete when people are moved to a basic awareness of something–say an issue. It is necessary to move people to a level of understanding. It is only then that they might act. A good example of this is education and policy-makers. They […]

US is 5th Largest Spanish-Speaking Country; New Census Interactive Map

By Claudio Iván Remeseira, @HispanicNewYork /NBCLatino The U.S. Census Bureau released an interactive, online map pinpointing the vast array of non-English languages spoken in homes across the nation. In addition to Spanish, the map shows the national distribution of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, French Creole, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. After selecting one […]

Latinos Celebrate Bilingualism At Home

Statistics from the Pew Hispanic Center have consistently found that the percentage of Spanish-speaking and bilingual Latinos in the U.S. is very high. The survey finds that 38% of all respondents are Spanish dominant, and 38% are bilingual. Findings show that about 1 in 5 children speak a language other than English at home, and […]

Education Achievement Gaps Widen Among Latino Students

A paper released by Formar Foundation claims that many socio-economic issues, such as low poverty levels, lack of language skills, and other social barriers, have a negative effect on the quality of education among Latinos in the United States, widening the gap for educational achievement. The research reports that Latino students are less likely to be enrolled in […]

Guest Blogger Series: Justin Horner “The Tire Iron and the Tamale”

During this past year I’ve had three instances of car trouble: a blowout on a freeway, a bunch of blown fuses and an out-of-gas situation. They all happened while I was driving other people’s cars, which for some reason makes it worse on an emotional level. And on a practical level as well, what with […]

THE GOP'S NEW XENOPHOBIA

Obama didn’t say Americans should solve the problems of immigrant children who don’t speak English. He said “everybody” should learn two or three languages. Included in “everybody” would be children who speak only Spanish. How can it possibly be a bad thing for a Spanish-speaking child to learn English? To oppose that, one must be […]