Posts Tagged ‘minorities’

Tough racial issues face GOP in minority outreach

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

 

(CNN) – Republican K. Carl Smith is African-American and he knows that the GOP's racial reckoning won't come from 100-page reports from party headquarters with carefully worded prescriptions about "outreach" to "demographic partners."

Instead, the type of sea change needed to shake the GOP's image as a party of old, white and culturally-insulated men will require the type of profound grassroots shakeup that might make some in the GOP uneasy.

"You got your establishment Republicans who want to keep things the same," said Smith, an Army veteran who grew up in Alabama during the Civil Rights era. "The status quo needs to go through some, I won't say diversity classes, but I'll say liberty classes and learn about helping people on the bottom of the ladder."

He said the party also has to deal with small but noisy elements that co-opt any message of inclusiveness if it wants to win the "propaganda battle."

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Tough racial issues face GOP in minority outreach

Supreme Court Will Take New Look At Voting Rights Act

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

 

(Huffington Post) The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government's most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a diverse coalition of voters propelled President Barack Obama to a second term in the White House.

With a look at affirmative action in higher education already on the agenda, the court is putting a spotlight on race by re-examining the ongoing necessity of laws and programs aimed at giving racial minorities access to major areas of American life from which they once were systematically excluded.

"This is a term in which many core pillars of civil rights and pathways to opportunity hang in the balance," said Debo Adegbile, acting president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

In an order Friday, the justices agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections.

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Supreme Court Will Take New Look At Voting Rights Act

Tim Huelskamp, GOP Congressman: Planned Parenthood’s ‘Sole Purpose Is Killing Children’ Of Minorities

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

(Huffington Post) Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), who has four adoptive children of African American, Hispanic, and Native American descent, said on Friday that Planned Parenthood "was created for the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine."

“Like the pro-slavery forces who invaded Kansas, the pro-abortion forces in Washington and elsewhere want us to believe that abortion is not murder — that being born is worse than death, that the unborn baby is property, not a person," Huelskamp said at the 2012 Values Voter Summit, where vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) also spoke.

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Tim Huelskamp, GOP Congressman: Planned Parenthood’s ‘Sole Purpose Is Killing Children’ Of Minorities

Minority Growth In America: Videos Illustrate Rise Of Minorities Across The U.S.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

 

(Huffington Post) Sometimes pictures — moving pictures — really say a thousand words.

In these days of heated political rhetoric that mostly seems to divide the country, it may be important for minorities in general, and Latinos in particular, to remember that demography is indeed destiny. Today's battles and divisions will not be tomorrow's.

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Minority Growth In America: Videos Illustrate Rise Of Minorities Across The U.S.

Why Can So Few American Minorities Swim?

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

 

(The Takeaway) During the first week of the Olympics, all eyes turn to the pool. Phelps, Lochte, Coughlin: America routinely produces some of the world’s best swimmers.

But as a country, America is barely keeping afloat. According to the Red Cross, 37 percent of Americans say they’re not good swimmers. Thirteen percent say they can’t swim at all.

While those numbers are bad, they're even worse among minorities. According to the U.S.A. Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African-American children and 60 percent of Hispanic children don't know how to swim.

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Why Can So Few American Minorities Swim?

MINORITY REPORT: America Will Be Defined By These Huge Demographic Shifts

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

 

(Business Insider) The days of hand-wringing about urban decay have given way to a recognition of cities as key engines of the national and world economies, and with that recognition has come a greater understanding of the role that people play in their dynamism. 

For our discussion of the best places to live twenty years from now, we choose to focus on America’s metropolitan areas—large cities and the nearby towns, suburbs, and exurbs with strong economic, social, and cultural ties to them.

Today, enterprises of all types are less likely to move their employees with them when they relocate, but rather look for a place that already has a well-educated, competitive workforce.

 
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MINORITY REPORT: America Will Be Defined By These Huge Demographic Shifts

High Cost of Ignoring Minority Students

Monday, June 4th, 2012

 

(The Root) Recent census data reveal that, for the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half of all children born in the United States, with 50.4 percent of children under age 1 identified as Hispanic, black, Asian American or members of another ethnic minority group.

In terms of the overall population, African Americans are the second-largest minority group in the nation (after Hispanics), with a 1.6 percent increase between 2010 and 2011. Minorities now make up nearly 37 percent of the overall U.S. population, and it's predicted that by 2042, a minority of Americans will be non-Hispanic whites.

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High Cost of Ignoring Minority Students

Census data shows minorities now a majority of U.S. births

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

 

(USA Today) More than half of all babies born last year were members of minority groups, the first time in U.S. history. It's a sign of how swiftly the USA is becoming a nation of younger minorities and older whites.

Hispanics, blacks, Asians and other minorities in 2011 accounted for 50.4% of births, 49.7% of all children under 5 and slightly more than half of the 4 million kids under 1, the Census Bureau reports today.

 

The nation's growing diversity has huge implications for education, economics and politics. "Children are in the vanguard of this transition," says Kenneth Johnson, a demographer at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute.

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Census data shows minorities now a majority of U.S. births

Catholic vote split along ethnic lines

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

 

(Politico) It's confirmed. Religious white Catholics are breaking for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, while Hispanic Catholics are favoring President Barack Obama, according to Gallup.

Obama holds a whopping 70 percent to 20 percent lead over Romney among Hispanic Catholics. But among white Catholics, Romney bests Obama 55-38, Gallup daily tracking polls found.

The white Catholics are divided along levels of religiosity, with devout and moderately religious going for Romney by large margins — 62-32 and 56-34 respectively. The nonreligious favor Obama 54-40.

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Catholic vote split along ethnic lines

NASCAR Seeks White Shop For Diversity

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

(MultiCultClassics) Earlier this month, Target Market News reported NASCAR is seeking an advertising agency to help it reach minority audiences. There is no plan, however, to engage minority shops for the push. In fact, a NASCAR marketing official stated, “In a perfect world, we’re looking for a full-service agency to do it all.” Newly-hired NASCAR Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing Kim Brink is a 20-year veteran of General Motors, another corporate entity that has made questionable decisions regarding the choice of White agencies to handle multicultural duties. In 2007, NASCAR CEO Brian France declared, “If we don’t get diversity right, this sport will not achieve what it needs to achieve from a popularity standpoint.” Maybe Drive For Diversityshould be renamed Jive For Diversity.

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NASCAR Seeks White Shop For Diversity
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