Posts Tagged ‘latino’

Survey: Among black, Hispanic Americans, complexity reigns on abortion issue

Monday, July 30th, 2012


(CNN) A large majority of black and Hispanic Americans identify as both “pro-life” and “pro-choice” when it comes to abortion, according to a survey released Thursday. The poll finds that both minority groups are more likely than Americans in general to embrace or to reject both labels.

Large majorities of African-Americans identify both as “pro-life” (71%) and “pro-choice” (75%), according to a Public Religion Research Institute survey released Thursday. Hispanic Americans harbor similarly complex views on abortion, with 77% identifying as “pro-life” and 72% calling themselves as “pro-choice.”

The survey found that 52% of black Americans and 47% of Hispanic Americans acknowledge that they embrace or reject both labels, proportions that are higher than those for Americans overall. Thirty seven percent of all Americans embrace both labels or neither label.

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Hispanics Embrace Mobile, Raise Purchasing Power

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

(MediaPost) Hispanic consumers are tech trendsetters domestically — or, at least, that’s how many see themselves, according to comScore and Latin American online media company Terra.
Per the joint report, Hispanics continue to outpace non-Hispanics with the adoption of smartphones — an increase from 43% in 2010 to 57% in 2012, compared to an increase from 36% in 2010 to 46% in 2012 for non-Hispanics.
What’s more, Hispanic consumers have taken the smartphone adoption a step further by using them to research and make purchases more than non-Hispanic consumers in every category. In particular, during the purchasing funnel, Hispanics are more likely to use social, mobile and online content as resources.

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ACLU: Emails show racial bias in immigration law

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012


(SeattlePI) Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law contend that emails sent, received and forwarded by a former legislator who championed the law support allegations it was racially motivated.


Dozens of emails are cited in a new legal effort by the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups to block police from enforcing the Arizona law's so-called "show me your papers" provision recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.


The groups said the emails and other material reveal that ex-Sen. Russell Pearce and other supporters of the law known as SB1070 embraced discriminatory views and bent the truth about immigration-related matters, setting the stage for enactment of a law that the groups contend will lead to racial profiling if enforced.


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Study: Blacks and Hispanics pay 3 percent more for homes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012


(Washington Post) Wells Fargo has agreed to pay at least $175 million to settle federal accusations that it had discriminated against Hispanic and black homebuyers, charging them higher mortgage rates. And new research may corroborate the Justice Department’s belief that there’s systemic discrimination in the housing market: A paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that black and Hispanic homebuyers pay more for their homes, irregardless of their income, wealth, and credit profiles.


Researchers examined 2 million housing sales in four different cities and found that black and Hispanic homebuyers pay about 3 percent more than white homebuyers.

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NASCAR’s First Mexican Owned Team, Eyes Latino Fans

Monday, July 16th, 2012


(FoxNews) Viva La Raza Racing laid claim to a major first — before its drivers even took to the track. The Mexican-owned professional auto racing team is the first Hispanic team in the history of NASCAR.

Owned by Mexican-based racing company Promo Race, the Viva La Raza Racing team is located in the Mooresville/Charlotte area in North Carolina, or “the heart of NASCAR,” as Promo Race director Oscar Sánchez refers to it.


Through Promo Racing, Sánchez and his partners were involved with NASCAR Mexico, but their dream was to have a team competing in the United States. This past February, that goal become a reality when they purchased the team that became Viva La Raza Racing.


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Latino Advertising Can Alienate Non-Latinos, Study Says

Monday, July 9th, 2012


(Huffington Post) Well-known in the Hispanic community for his love ballads and salsa numbers, Marc Anthony is asking Latinos to do more than just dance these days. "The president has our back, so it's time to let him know that we have his," Anthony says in an advertisement for the Obama campaign aimed at English-dominant Latino voters. Other Hispanic notables, including actress Eva Longoria and "Hispanic Oprah" Cristina Saralegui, have recorded English-language ads for President Barack Obama with similar messages.

Many marketers say these ads are smart, because they appeal to Latino voters who primarily speak English, a growing demographic in battleground states. However, as candidates release Spanish and English-language ads geared towards Latinos, emerging research indicates that some non-Latinos may feel turned off by them.

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Hispanic First-Time Home Buyers To Dominate Market Within 8 Years

Thursday, July 5th, 2012


(The Mortgage Reports) Hispanic -Americans harbor different beliefs about homeownership as compared to the American population at-large. 

According to national housing sentiment surveys :

  • 56% of Hispanic-Americans believe that owning a home is a symbol of success. Just 32 percent of all Americans believe that.
  • 68% of Hispanic-Americans believe that buying a home is a sound economic decision. Just 57 percent of all Americans believe that.
  • 73% of Hispanic-Americans believe homeownership is a good path to building family wealth. Just 57 percent of all Americans believe that.

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NBC to Promote Web Site for Latinos

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012


(New York Times) After a year of trying a Tumblr page, the Web site for is ready to face its readers. On Monday, NBC News will officially announce the site dedicated to news and features for a Latino audience.

“We want to tell the Hispanic-American story with Hispanic-American voices in English,” said Chris Peña, the site’s executive editor. “It’s a young demographic; we know it’s a growing demographic.”

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CA High Schools Are Failing Blacks And Latinos, As Few Offer Pathways To College, Report Says

Monday, July 2nd, 2012


(Huffington Post) California high schools that serve largely Latino or African American students are failing them as pathways to college, according to a new report by a statewide education policy, research and advocacy organization.

Just 10 percent of high schools that serve primarily Latino students have above-average graduation and college-going rates for Latinos. The same is true for African Americans at 24 percent of high schools serving the largest proportions of African American students, the Education Trust–West found. Many students in both populations are low-income.

The college-going rate among Latino and African American students who graduated high school in 2010 lagged behind that of white and Asian students by 20 and more than 30 percentage points, respectively. The estimate, released last week, found 45 percent of Latinos and 46 percent of African Americans in the class of 2010 enrolled in college.

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Analysis: 98.4% of voters on Rick Scott’s first purge list are eligible voters

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

(Daily Kos) The statistics that we've seen from the first round of Republican Gov. Rick Scott's Florida voter purge are pretty disturbing. The Miami Herald uncovered the fact that 58 percent of the people on the initial list sent out to supervisors to be scrubbed off the voting rolls were Hispanic, even though they represent just 13 percent of the voting population. According to the paper's analysis, in addition to Hispanics, Democratic and independent voters were more likely to be on the list.

That's bad, but further analysis from ElectionSmith, Inc. makes it even worse. They've found that 98.4 percent of the 2,625 people included on that first list as "potential noncitizens" are eligible voters. That's quite an error rate.

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