- Author: Dennis Horton of the Rockford Regional Office of Better Business Bureau
I attended a day-long, annual Consumer Protection Conference in Madison. It's called “Common Ground” and is hosted, in part by, the Federal Trade Commission. Attending the meeting, along with representatives from Better Business Bureau offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan were representatives from Attorneys General offices across the Midwest. This year, there were also representatives from the NAACP, the Hmong American Peace Academy, and the League of United Latin American Citizens.
The entire morning was dedicated to addressing fraud and in particular how it impacts minority communities. In 2015 an FTC Study revealed an estimated 10.8 percent of U.S. adults – roughly 25.6 million people –...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: Center for the Study of Immigration Integration at USC
California is often on the cutting edge of demographic change. Between 1980 and 2000, the state experienced an ethnic transformation in which we became the first large “majority-minority” state – exactly what is projected for the U.S. between now and 2050.
California is also a harbinger of the social dynamics soon to sweep other parts of the nation as a result of this demographic change. While most analysts have focused on the shrinking white (once) majority, another important story has been the growing proximity of African Americans and the state’s immigrants. Increasingly, immigrants, particularly Latinos, have moved into traditionally