- Author: KPBS.org
San Diego is already a majority-minority county. That means, not one ethnic or racial group comprises more than 50 percent of the population.
That majority-minority status is expected to continue for the next 50 years or so — except for one major change. The percentage of whites and Latinos in the population switch, with Latinos making up 48 percent of the population.
- Author: University of Southern California news by Merrill Balassone
Even among those attending the top performing high schools in California, nearly half of Latinos choose to attend community college after graduation, a new analysis by the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California shows.
The findings suggest that these young people are far more likely to attend community college than their peers from any other ethnic groups. Among graduates of public high schools that ranked in the top 10 percent statewide, 46 percent of Latinos enrolled at a community college, as compared to 27...
In my last blog I wrote about ethnic umbrella labels. These labels include, but are not limited to, European-American, Asian-American, African-American and Native-American, and all share the characteristics of having a geographical reference point, but beyond that, distinctions appear. These terms raise another labeling issue, one which I’ve been questioned about. It concerns the use of the word American — including my use of American — to refer to the United States and its people. The argument goes like this.
“The entire Western Hemisphere is the Americas, North and South. Therefore, it’s...
With more than half the population of many U.S. cities who are multicultural and Hispanics comprising more and more of the U.S. population, when does it become meaningless and redundant to execute marketing strategy that is directed to a general market and a Latino market perceived to be homogenous?
Multicultural creative agency LatinWorks and consumer research consultancy EthniFacts say in a new study that...
- Posted By: Lisa M. Rawleigh
- Written by: UC Irvine News
According to a UC Irvine study, undocumented immigrants living in Orange County utilized fewer medical services in 2005 than did documented immigrants and citizens of Latino and non-Latino white backgrounds in the region. The discrepancy was found to be, in large part, attributable to a lack of health insurance among undocumented immigrants.
“It’s a common misperception that undocumented immigrants overuse medical services and rely primarily on hospital emergency rooms for care,” said UCI...