Latest Stories

Hispanic Students in the US

Here are some key facts about the nation's Latino population by geography and characteristics, such as language and country of origin.

[OP-ED]: America & me: A love story

 07/06/2017 - 14:05
A group of deported veterans protested in honor of deported veterans who have died outside the United States, and demanded changes to laws that would give veterans deported access to medical benefits. EFE

At the risk of setting off more fireworks, I’ve spent the days surrounding the Fourth of July trying to answer a question that has perplexed U.S. Latinos for generations. Whether the yardstick is starting businesses, creating jobs, spreading opportunity, serving in uniform or displaying optimism in hard times, America’s largest minority has shown time and again that we love this country. 

But does the country love us back?

[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: El accidentado camino a la adultez

 04/27/2017 - 10:18
El alto desempleo de la Gran Recesión sin duda hizo que muchos de los jóvenes volvieran a casa de sus padres. El número real de jóvenes entre 18 y 34 años viviendo en casa de los padres sumó 24 millones en 2015. Dos tercios dicen que están contentos con su vida familiar.

El camino a la adultez no es lo que solía ser. Hay una gran brecha entre el fin de la adolescencia y el comienzo de la adultez: un período en que millones de muchachos en la veintena y en la treintena tienen muchas de las libertades de la adultez sin todas las responsabilidades. Los científicos sociales trataron—hasta ahora en vano—de dar un nombre a esta nuevo estadio de la vida, pero nadie debe cuestionar su importancia.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Viewing minorities as monolithic groups only exacerbates inequality

 01/31/2017 - 15:29
People along with members of the Senate and the US House. Participate at a rally in opposition to the US President's immigration ban. Donald Trump, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. EFE

“Disaggregation” is not a word that rolls off the tongue easily. But the concept of separating a whole into its distinct parts is one that we should embrace when it comes to statistics about minorities.

The time when it was sufficient to break out data by simple race or ethnicity segments has past. Demographics and new sociological and scientific understanding about the people that make up the broad categories of black, Asian and Hispanic tell us that these labels are becoming increasingly blunt instruments when we look at public health and education policy.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda