Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history

*These things are true: Latinos are leading the American transformation to a multi-racial society. This is because Latinos are multi-racial to begin with, and because Latinos are marrying non-Latinos in great numbers. But this isn’t new. This story  tells a wonderful story about how the past is merely prologue. VL By Benjamin Gottlieb, The Washington

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Marriage Rates Are Falling, And For Some Faster Than Others

*There are interesting statistics about Latinos and marriage laced throughout this article. But I love the end. I won’t spoil the read for you. But that Rockwellesque notion of the traditional American family now has a definite...

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Afro-Latinos Seek Recognition, And Accurate Census Count

*Another valid aspect in the complicated narrative of Latino identity. VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News NEW YORK, NY — Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the contributions of Latinos in the U.S., yet...

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Puerto Rican Population Declines on Island, Grows on U.S. Mainland

*The main reasons for migration of any kind are economy and safety. An economic push is moving people from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland. VL By D’Vera Cohn, Eileen Patten and Mark Hugo  Lopez, Pew Hispanic...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Hispanic population surging across Middle Georgia

*What I like about this story is that there is a potential for political change in places where politics was a set-in-stone deal. It’s exciting to see Latino influence growing outside of the usual Latino enclaves. VL...

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Fear of a Non-White Nation

*Here’s some bright news for the day: a survey found that 30 percent of Republicans don’t have a problem with Latinos, specifically. But (there’s always a cloud), they don’t like the idea of a non-white majority America....

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

For three states, share of Hispanic population returns to the past

*Some might see this as evidence of a reconquista. I’d like to see a graph that compares Latino wealth and political power from a century ago and today. That would paint a better picture of how far...

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Half of foreign-born Utahns speak English ‘very well’

*There’s a part of me that’s fascinated that this is news – it’s one of those obvious discoveries that mainstream media announces as something new. There’s another part of me that’s glad stories like this are reported...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Why are Hispanics identifying as white?

*This is a very good commentary. A non-Latino tackles Latino “whiteness” but expands the conversation to all hyphenated racial and ethnic groups. A great line from the piece: ” … sometimes our national discourse on race proceeds as...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Latino Whiteness? They’re Asking the Wrong Question

Victor Landa, NewsTaco Here’s a fact: In the 2010 Census many Latinos, given the option, chose to identify as “white,” as opposed to black or Asian. Other Latinos chose to identify as “other,” then wrote-in a more...

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White

*This isn’t a new discussion, it’s a technical issue where the U.S. Census form gave Latinos an option for racial identification as a subset of a larger “Hispanic” identifier. This article takes-up where the old discussion ends...

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Mapping the Nation’s Latino Population: by State, County and City

*If a dive into Latino population maps makes your day, then I have nothing to add to this. The population growth by county map is fascinating. VL By Pew Hispanic Project The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Invention Of Hispanics

*This brings two things to mind. One is the fact that the “Hispanic” term is invented; another is that the inventors had a specific agenda in mind when they did it. Since then, the term has run...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

California’s Latino Plurality Brings A Sense Of Déjà Vu

*The California Latino population surge is not new, it’s just a realignment. VL By Leslie Berestein-Rojas, NPR Codeswitch In March, provided California state demographers guessed it right, the state reached a historic milestone: For the first time, Latinos...

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