More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an Education Department report that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America's schools.
The GOP proposal would require people who claim the credit to have Social Security numbers as proof that they're legal workers. It's being offered as a way to help pay for extending the Social Security tax cut for most American wage-earners.
Romney: Gingrich pandering to Hispanics, supported self-deportation himself once During a debate earlier this week, Mitt Romney said he favors self-deportation over policies that would require the federal government to round up millions of illegal immigrants and send them back to their home countries. Advocates of Romney's approach argue that illegal immigration can be curbed by denying public benefits to them, prompting them to leave the United States on their own.
Hispanics surpass blacks for first time on poverty scale New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known — reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent.
The 2010 census forms specifically instructed Latinos that Hispanic origins are not races and to select a recognized category such as white or black. It appears now that the response caused an unexpected growth in the U.S.'s white population.
When Gaby Rodriguez took off her fake baby belly and revealed to her classmates that for months they had been part of an elaborate social experiment, she did more than force members of her community to examine how they treat pregnant teens — she got the attention of the nation.
Census figures released Thursday highlight the growing diversity of the nation's 366 metro areas, which were home to a record 83.7 percent share of the U.S. population. The numbers from the 2010 count are already having a big effect on redistricting in many states, where district boundary lines are being redrawn based on population size and racial makeup.
Segregation among blacks and whites fell in roughly three-fourths of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas as the two racial groups spread more evenly between inner cities and suburbs. Still, ethnic segregation in many parts of the U.S. persisted, particularly for Hispanics.
U.S. Hispanics can expect to outlive whites by more than two years and blacks by more than seven, government researchers say in a startling report that is the first to calculate Hispanic life expectancy in this country.
“Help Wanted,” a play about the lives of Hispanic immigrants in Minnesota, will be presented from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 29 in University of Minnesota, Crookston’s Kiehle Auditorium as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month observances.
George Ley was busy ringing up customers on Tuesday at the cash register in his Asian and American Market in Fargo. The faces, a mix of red, black, brown, yellow and white, reflect the increasing ethnic and racial diversity seen in Fargo and across North Dakota. What Ley sees daily is backed up by the numbers.
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