Identity for U.S. Hispanics is multidimensional and multifaceted. For example, many Hispanics tie their identity to their ancestral countries of origin – Mexico, Cuba, Peru or the Dominican Republic. They may also look to their indigenous roots. Among the many ways Hispanics see their identity is their racial background.
Afro-Latinos are one of these Latino identity groups. They are characterized by their diverse views of racial identity, reflecting the...
- Author: New York Times
Hispanics are often described as driving up the nonwhite share of the population. But a new study of census forms, as reported on The Upshot, finds that more Hispanics are identifying as white.
An estimated net 1.2 million Americans of the 35 million Americans identified in 2000 as of “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin,” as the census form puts it, changed their race from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, according to research presented at an annual meeting of the Population Association of America and
- Author: The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
According to an analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living. Indeed, optimism among minorities now outpaces that of whites by the widest margin since at least 1987.
The analysis shows that after years of economic attitudes among whites, blacks and Hispanics following similar patterns, whites' confidence in their economic future has plummeted in the last decade. Blacks and Hispanics, meanwhile,...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
The White population continues to grow older in the U.S., while non-Whites are increasingly younger. A generation gap between older Whites and younger Latinos and African-Americans is becoming a concern for race relations experts who feel that age differences in the population are influencing spending and public policy in areas such as education, transportation, immigration and infrastructure, as reported by America’s Wire, of the Maynard Media Center on Structural Racism.
The median age for white Americans is 41, 32 for Blacks, 31.6 for Asians and 27 for Latinos. Across the country, 80...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: Leslie Berestein Rojas, Southern California Public Radio
An interesting article published by the Migration Policy Institute examines the racialization of those who make up the “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin” category on census forms.
Written by UC Irvine sociologist Rubén Rumbaut, a veteran chronicler of the immigrant experience, the piece delves into the history of racial and ethnic classifications, and on the impact that what began as an administrative move to classify people of Latin American ancestry has had on how they now define themselves in terms of race.
Are Hispanics a “race” or, more precisely, a racialized category? In fact, are they even a “they?” Is there a...