Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

It’s Black History Month…who cares?

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You should care. Black History Month is important because African-Americans have significantly contributed to American history. African-Americans’ inventions, discoveries, contributions to education, arts and sports in the United States should also be acknowledged. Several institutions used African-Americans to help build the United States. Several companies built their wealth from the slave trade such as New York […] [Read More]

More Asian-Americans are running for Congress

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There is a record number of Asian-Americans running for Congress in the 2012 elections, according to USA Today. There are currently 11 members of the U.S. House and two in the U.S. Senate who have Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ancestry, the article says. But that’s really not that many compared to the 400+ […] [Read More]

Survey says Latinos unhappy with deportation system

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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?

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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!

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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?

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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?

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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

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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