Saturday, September 21, 2019

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 […]

Latino Youths Outpace Their Peers In Employment Gains Following Recession

  The Latino youth in America has made a significantly better comeback following the economic downturn and the Great Recession, making the biggest gains in unemployment than their peers in other demographic groups. That is according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Jens Manuel Krogstad, one of the authors of the Pew […]

Pew Study Finds Latinos Overwhelmingly Supported Democrats During Midterm Elections

The Pew Research Center recently analyzed a series of exit polls that found that Latino voters favored and supported Democratic candidates during this year’s Midterm Elections.  Even in Republican stronghold states such as Texas and Georgia, Latino voters “generally” supported members of the Democratic Party. Upon further examination of the exit polls, Pew found that […]

Pew Research Survey: Latinos Divided Over How to Handle Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

          According to a recent Pew Research Survey conducted earlier this month, Hispanics are torn over how to best address the influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border. 49% of Latinos are in favor of maintaining the current policy that dictates how immigration cases are decided, while 47% of those […]

Cuban-American Voters Increasingly Identifying as Democrats

          According to a new Pew Research poll, the percent of Cuban registered voters who identify or lean Republican has decreased by double-digit margins over the past decade. Although Cuban-Americans have traditionally identified as Republicans, over the past years, the percent of Cubans who identify or lean Democratic “has doubled from […]

Latinos Set to Influence Gun Control Debate

With the nation-wide policy debate on whether a gun ban should be implemented becoming prominent in the nation’s policy agenda after recent gun massacres, policy analysts believe that Latinos’ perspectives on gun violence might have a significant influence on the gun control debate. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), one of the largest national […]

Second-Generation Latinos Seemingly More Democratic Than Parents

A new study from the Pew Research Center reports that second-generation Latinos lean more democratic than their parents by almost 10%, 71% to 63%. “What’s striking over the past several decades is that the two groups at the heart of the modern immigration wave — Hispanics and Asian-Americans — have both been trending Democratic over […]

Study Finds Strict Gun Control Laws Appeal to Latinos

According to a study released by the Pew Research Center, Latinos are more likely to favor strict gun control laws over Whites and African Americans. The study found that only 29% of Latinos feel it is more important to protect gun ownership rightsthan it is to control the ownership of guns. This is different from […]

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 […]