Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Survey says Latinos unhappy with deportation system

About 60 percent of surveyed Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration has handled the deportations of unauthorized immigrants, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. However, the survey shows that registered Latino voters still strongly support Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. Click here to read more. [Read More]

WIll election bring Hispanics to Danbury council?

Although the city is 25 percent Hispanic, there are no Hispanics on Danbury’s City Council, said Joe Cavo, the council’s chairman. “We’d love to have the council be representative of the constituents,” Cavo said. If the council represented the city, there would be 5 or 6 Hispanics on the 21-member council. In the 2011 election, […] [Read More]

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. During this month Americans celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of those with Hispanic ancestry, which includes Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The celebration started in 1968 as a week-long observance under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to […] [Read More]

Is the term “minority” obsolete?

I recently came across an article that questioned the use of the term “minority.” The author said that with the number of Hispanics and other non-white ethnic groups increasing, the term is “outdated and oxymoronic.” We’ve been discussing how people identify themselves, and I thought the author made an interesting point. if the demographic change […] [Read More]

How do you identify yourself?

My last post about Glenn Beck’s comments sparked a lot of conversation about what people like to call themselves. How do you identify yourself? African-American?/Black?/Colored?/Negro? White?/Caucasian?/European-American? Native-American?/American-Indian?/Indian? Island Pacificer? Asian? Latino?/Latin-American?/Hispanic? Brazilian? Bi-racial?/Mixed? Other? …or simply American? [Read More]

Let’s talk about sex

Many anti-abortion groups are introducing bills in several states to eliminate sex-selection abortion. There are tests that can determine the sexes of babies at 7 weeks, the New York Times reported. Some people are worried that mothers may have abortions based on the sexes of their babies, especially in countries like China, where male children […] [Read More]
Categories: Demographics

Wealth gaps between whites and Hispanics and blacks increase

The Pew Research Center announced last week that white people are accumulating a lot more wealth than Hispanics and black people. “These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the […] [Read More]

Mexican births lead population increase – not immigration

The Pew Hispanic Center announced yesterday that births have been the No. 1 growth factor for the Mexican-American population – not immigration. In the past, America’s Mexican population grew because of immigration. But from 2000-2010, the Mexican population grew by 11.4 million people – 7.2 million births and 4.2 million immigrants. Did you know that […] [Read More]