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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Seeking better data on Hispanics, Census Bureau may change how it asks about race

*Why you should read this: Because U.S. Latino identity is a story that never ends. Because the U.S. Census count is too important to get it wrong, again. Because I had an email exchange today with a Chicano activist from the 70’s-80’s who called himself Chicanosauri – and I loved that. VL By D’Vera Cohn,

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Texas Demographer Has Given the Same Speech for 25 Years. Is Anyone Listening?

*Why you should read this: Because of two things – one, demography is destiny; and two, as Texas goes so will the country, eventually. VL By Sam DeGrave, Texas Observer (2.5 minute read)  or nearly three decades, demographer...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Garcia is now the sixth-most-common surname in the U.S.

*Good story, but GREAT graphic! (Yes, I’m a data/graphics geek. . .)VL By Spe Chen, VICE (2 minute read)  Sorry, Millers, there are now more Garcias in the U.S. That’s just one finding from a recent report...

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Hispanic Surnames on the Rise in U.S. as Immigration Surges

*Check it out, there are more Garcia’s in the U.S. than there are Miller’s, Davis’s, Wilson’s and Anderson’s. VL By Sam Roberts, New York Times (2.5 minute read)   Taylor and Thomas are out. Lopez and Gonzalez are...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A Member on Trump’s Transition Team Spent 55 Pages Explaining How Latinos Already Make America Great

*We’ve been referring to the study mentioned in this piece all week on NewsTaco. Our Taquista friends at the Latino Donor Collaborative, who sponsored the study, sent us a copy early in thew week. What we didn’t...

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Latino Veterans, by the numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Happy Veteran’s Day! To all U.S. Veteran’s, thank you for your service. I’m sensing we all need a break from the barrage of political news. So . . . ►Veteran’s Day numbers 10,000...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Latino Giant is Voting Because it Decided to, Not Because it woke Up

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If what we’ve been hearing from early voter turnout is true, this is a statement year for Latino politics and for the Latino vote. Less than a month ago the Pew Research Center...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Here’s how Latinos could win this election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I pick this as the emblematic picture of the day – actually, of the Latino early vote in general. It’s the line to cast early votes in the Cardenas Market in Clark County,...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Jill Stein Is The Only Presidential Candidate Embracing the Term Latinx This Election

*I’m not a fan of the whole Latinx thing because I get mired in pronouns: is it hx, shx, thxm, hxr, and what about our? Xxr? Anyway . . . VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read) On September...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since the Onset of the Great Recession

*Lower Latino migration and birthrates mean Latinos are no longer the fastest growing group in the U.S. VL By  Renee Stepler and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center The nation’s Latino population has long been characterized by...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

‘Latinx is me’: How one letter links controversy, community

*Where do you fall on Latinx? I’m not a fan. I understand that people want a non-binary gender term that fits them. But I don’t think it’ll stick. Because if I have a Latinx friend, and hx...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

101-Year-Old Mexican Abuelito Got His U.S. Citizenship To Vote Against Donald Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is worth the two minutes the story lasts. Ignacio, 101, and Maria Guadalupe Correa, 94, Villegas have lived in the U.S. since 1968. Their permanent residency status was good enough for them,...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Minority babies are the majority among the nation’s infants, but only just

*The day minorites become the majority in the U.S. is already here, among babies younger than 1-year-old. We’re not surprised. VL By D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center Factank (3 minute read) The U.S. is projected to have...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Should “Hispanic” be a race?

*First off, this shouldn’t be a serious question. Second, the answer is no. Third, who is “Jane the Actuary.” Fourth, give this piece a chance, Jane says there should be a U.S. Census category for “person having...

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