Saturday, July 20, 2024

DREAMers Are Not Just from Latin America

The debate around illegal immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is often centered on Latinos, however, the population that immigrated to the United States illegally as minors is much more diverse than that. While the majority of applicants to the DACA program are from Mexico, and other predominantly Latino countries, seven of […]

Why Minority Voters Are Crucial in the Democratic Primaries

  The Nevada caucus was the first contest this year to have a significant number of black and Hispanics voters participate in the Democratic presidential election. This was also the first state to be dominated by urban voters. According to exit polls black and Hispanic voters accounted for a third of actual voters in this […]

Working Partnerships USA Report Says Silicon Valley’s ‘Invisible Workforce’ is Overwhelmingly Latino and Black

According to a new report released by Working Partnerships USA, the majority of low-wage service jobs within Silicon Valley’s bustling tech companies are occupied by Latinos and African Americans. The report comes on the heels of public disclosures made by large tech companies such as Google and Apple regarding the ethnic and racial composition of […]

Labor Department Report finds that Latinos earn less than Whites or African Americans

A recent report by the Department of Labor released last week found that Hispanics earn less than whites or African Americans. Last week, La Plaza reported on some of the key findings of the study, which is the first of its kind to examine Latino workers at the national level. In 2010, Latino workers earned […]

Final Census Numbers released today to show Latino Population Growth the Highest

The Census Bureau is set to release its final figures from the 2010 count this afternoon that show Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation’s population growth in the last decade. The number of Hispanics in the country shot up to more than 50 million. This means that 1 in 6 Americans is […]

Black Legislators Accuse GOP of Stirring up Tensions between Latinos and Blacks

Republicans were charged by Black lawmakers on Wednesday of stoking tensions between the African American and Latino communities by arguing during a hearing that if it were not for illegal immigration more minorities would find themselves with a job. “I am concerned by the majority’s attempt to manufacture tension between African-Americans and immigrant communities. It […]

Hispanic Home Ownership Down

The number of Hispanics who own their own home fell below 50 percent since 2007, according to In 2007, 50.1 percent of Hispanics owned their own home but in 2009 that percentage was down to 46.8, the site reported.  The numbers were taken from the Census Bureau, which showed that overall the percentage of […]