- Author: http://www.pewresearch.org
A milestone is expected to be reached this fall when minorities outnumber whites among the nation's public school students for the first time, U.S. Department of Education projections show. This is due largely to fast growth in the number of Hispanic and Asian school-age children born in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.
A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms even as the total number of public school students has increased. In 1997, the U.S. had 46.1 million public school students, of which 63.4% were white. While whites will still outnumber any single racial or...
- Author: FoxLatinoNews
It's a fact. At least according to a report by the consumer research group Packaged Food.
In its study, entitled “Hispanic Food Shoppers in the U.S.,” Packaged Food found that the majority of Latinos don't buy peanut butter, pretzels or pickles. Hispanic shoppers also shy away from ground beef and hamburgers, preferring to cook up steak instead.
When it comes to the dairy section, 52 percent of Latino shoppers said they buy whole milk instead of skim or other less fatty versions. That's compared to 32 percent of Americans overall.
While the report looks at the Latino population in general...
- Author: Hispanically Speaking News
Spanish-speakers tend to express themselves in a more positive way than do the speakers of other languages, according to a study published by the University of Vermont, and reported in Hispanically Speaking News.
The selection of positive words was higher among people who express themselves in Spanish than among people who speak the nine other languages examined in the study: English, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Russian, Indonesian, Arabic and Korean.
Communication among Spanish-speakers is not only very positive but also “the...
- Author: Hispanic Access Foundation
A new research brief, by Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation, analyzes nine major public opinion polls from the last three years. It finds that Latinos overwhelmingly support greater environmental protections, such as preserving parks and public lands, so much so that conservation issues could influence voting decisions in the mid-term elections.
"This report provides definitive proof to what we've seen across the country – there is a significant, growing Latino movement that is advocating for greater environmental protections...
- Author: California Strawberry Commission
California strawberries are not only one of America's healthiest and most popular fruits, but they have provided a path to the American Dream for generations of immigrants, according to a new report issued today by the California Strawberry Commission.
The report – “Growing the American Dream: California Strawberry Farming's Rich History of Immigrants & Opportunity” – documents the rich history illustrating the role...