Latino Community Divided on Census Latino community leaders are divided on urging Latinos to participate in filling out the 2010 Census forms, or boycotting the Census entirely. Many Latino immigrants have a negative perception of the Census, believing that information they may give may simply lead to deportation.
StoryCorps Historias Collect Latino Stories Last week, StoryCorps launched a new initiative, StoryCorps Historias, which hopes to gather and share Latino stories here in the U.S. While most StoryCorps recordings are generally conversations between two people, some of the stories will focus specifically on unique Latino experiences.
Japanese-American Newspaper Gets New Life In San Francisco, a group of community leaders and journalists recently started the Nichi Bei Weekly, a Japanese-American newspaper. Despite pressures on print publications to scale down or close entirely, New America Media reports that readership among ethnic communities has increased 16 percent in the last four years.
Racial Health Disparity Cost US Billions A study released by researchers from Johns-Hopkins and the University of Maryland reveals that between 2003 and 2006, racial health disparities cost the U.S. $229 billion dollars.
Black and Latino Numbers Dip At U.S.’ Best High School According to numbers from Fairfax County Public Schools, Thomas Jefferson High School, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the best high school in the nation, is drastically losing its Black and Latino students. Some educators believe the decline is a sign for greater effort needed to reach underrepresented students at a younger age.