Thursday, December 13, 2018

Latinos and other minority voters helped Democrats win back the house

Latinos and other minorities voted heavily for Democratic candidates, helping to drive the party’s capture of the U.S. House in this year’s midterm elections. “The net wave of the Democratic pickup is due entirely to strong support from minority communities who voted Democrat,” Latino Decision pollster Matt Barreto said in a conference call discussing the […]

Latino Unemployment Rate Rises Despite January Job Increase

While U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs during the month of January, the unemployment rate for Latinos rose to 9.7% from December’s 9.6% unemployment rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, of the jobs that had the biggest increase in the job market, construction companies added 28,000, followed by retailers adding 33,000 positions, health […]

Texas Affirmative Action Case Revisited by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is starting to question the affirmative action case dealing with a student who believes she was denied from the University of Texas because she is white. The court recently heard arguments from the defense of Abigail Fisher, the student who claims she was not offered a spot in the university in 2008 […]

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 […]

Hispanics Top Smartphone Owners

A new report by Nielsen found that Hispanics and minorities own smartphones at a higher rate than other mobile users in the country. The survey conducted in December found that 45 percent of Hispanics own smartphones, one of the highest rates out of all minority groups, followed by 33 percent of blacks.  Only Asian/Pacific Islanders […]

Survey Finds Minority Children Have Fewer Opportunities Than White Peers

The Kellogg Foundation conducted the first known national survey of adults who work directly with minority children at the community level and found that these children have less opportunity to access a range of services than their white counterparts. The nationwide poll conducted in April included 2,028 adults who work as teachers, childcare providers, health […]

Minority Home-Owners More Likely to Face Foreclosure

Latino and Black home owners are more than 70 percent more likely to lose their homes to foreclosure than their white counterparts.  That alarming statistic was released in a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending that looked at how the home foreclosure crisis is impacting minority communities disproportionately. According to the report, a […]

Media Merger Opens Opportunity to Increase Diversity

In an attempt to merge their two entities, the cable giant Comcast and NBC/Universal have pledged to create more opportunities for minorities in front of and behind the camera. Testifying at a field hearing in Los Angeles, representatives from both companies outlined their plans. Comcast will add two independently owned and operated cable networks to […]

Minorities will soon be the Majority

According to a new demographic report, minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S.  This is part of a historic trend in which whites of European descent are expected to become the minority of the U.S. population over the next 40 years. “Census projections suggest America may become a minority-majority country by […]

Commerce Secretary Speaks about Importance of Accurately Counting Hispanics in the 2010 Census

On Wednesday, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Univision Inc., the League of United Latin American Citizens and SEIU announced a grassroots campaign in Washington entitled, “Hágase Contar!” an effort to help advertise the 2010 Census to  the Hispanic community, An estimated 1 million Hispanics were missed in the last census. […]