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  • California’s Demographic Revolution (More proof CA = Doomed)

    02/13/2012 7:58:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 13, 2012 | Heather MacDonald
    California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind.
  • Obama creates condom rule angst among potential voters

    02/09/2012 10:15:25 PM PST · by usalady · 2 replies ^ | February 9, 2012 | Martha
    When Obama proposed the regulation that claims government has the authority to fine religious groups which don’t offer their employees health insurance with free contraception service, the fire storm he ignited began to spread among those expected to support him in the 2012 election, including some who backed Obamacare.
  • Ethnic warfare destroys a city’s future as 2012 election approaches

    02/08/2012 8:32:02 AM PST · by usalady · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 8, 2012 | Martha
    What was once looked at as a charming Hispanic heritage has became a battle ground between some Mexican-Americans and political groups in a Sun Belt city in Arizona. As that ethnic population has increased, the undercurrent divisions in Tucson have surfaced and grown.
  • Florida Hispanic Support Puts Spring in Romney's Step

    01/30/2012 7:30:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 30, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    In this overwhelmingly Hispanic city of 225,000 just outside Miami, Mitt Romney was made to feel right at home on Sunday. The Hialeah Police Department closed down streets surrounding his rally here and escorted the candidate's campaign bus as it rolled into a restaurant parking lot that was packed with a lively crowd of Spanish-speaking Republicans.
  • [Darling of Floridians] Marco Rubio: Newt helped me a lot...

    01/29/2012 9:38:31 AM PST · by Milagros · 18 replies
    January 29, 2012 12: PM
    In Telemundo's 'Enfoque': "me ayudaba mucho." --- IMHO. It is very important for the Hispanic Americans to hear from him a good word for Newt. Especially after the fall out of Marco asking Newt to pull off the ad about immigration.
  • Reuters Acknowledges Rubio Hit Piece is a 'Fiasco' and a 'Disgrace'

    01/28/2012 5:03:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/27/12 | Mark Hemingway
    After Daily Caller blogger Matt Lewis eviscerated a harsh Reuters story on Florida senator Marco Rubio, the wire service was forced to make five corrections. Now Reuters is attempting damage control and conceding the story is regrettable: One senior staffer at Reuters described the episode to me as a "fiasco," another as a "disgrace." It was so bad, in fact, that the editors and writer involved have been asked not to talk about it. (I reached out to editors David Lindsey and Eric Walsh, but have not heard back.) The article, by David Adams, had intended to detail why Rubio...
  • Hispanic Leaders Weigh In On GOP Candidates At Doral Conference (Loudest cheers for Newt!)

    01/26/2012 9:48:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | January 27, 2012
    DORAL – At the Hispanic Leadership Conference in Doral, a group watched closely as the Republican candidates battled it on stage at the debate in Jacksonville. While the group doesn’t seem to endorse any one candidate, the cheering was considerably louder when Newt Gingrich walked onto the stage. Before the debate, Former Florida governor Jeb Bush spoke to the crowd, and we asked him why he wasn’t willing to endorse a candidate. (VIDEO AT LINK) “I think first of all, candidates need to earn it. Not that my endorsement would be the end-all-be-all, but I think it’s appropriate for them...
  • (Black) Representative apologizes to governor for 'Mexican' remark

    12/16/2011 10:47:23 AM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | December 15, 2011 | Steve Terrell
    A contrite state House Democratic Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton made an apology Thursday to Gov. Susana Martinez for an outburst at the Capitol this week in which she accused a Republican lawmaker of "carrying the Mexican's water on the fourth floor." "I lost it, ladies and gentlemen," Stapleton, D-Albuquerque, told reporters at a news conference Thursday. Stapleton, whose demeanor normally is spirited, spoke softly. At times during the conference, her voice sounded as if it were about to break. "I expect more of myself," she said. "This is not my character." Stapleton, the first black woman elected to the Legislature,...
  • In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education

    11/25/2011 4:58:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs. Many adults have demonstrated remarkable success at finding work, filling restaurant kitchens and construction sites, and opening hundreds of businesses. But their children, in one crucial respect, have fared far differently. About 41 percent of all Mexicans between ages 16 and 19 in the city have dropped out of school, according to census data. No other major immigrant group has a dropout rate higher than 20 percent, and the overall rate for the city is less...
  • Don't display American Flag in American school.

    11/10/2011 2:40:34 PM PST · by MrNJ · 24 replies ^ | 11/10/11 | Eugene Volokh
    Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (N.D. Cal.), decided the day before yesterday, upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.) On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a verbal exchange and altercation arose between a group of predominantly white and a group of Mexican students. This altercation involved an exchange of profanities and threats were made. A makeshift American flag was put on one of the trees on campus. A group of Caucasian students began clapping and chanting “USA” as...
  • Young Hispanic Catholics Continue to Shift to Evangelical Churches

    10/24/2011 8:06:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/24/2011 | Alex Murashko
    Perhaps hungry to assimilate into American culture, more second and third generation Hispanics raised as Catholics are finding the worship style of evangelical churches in the U.S. more to their liking and leaving the centuries old religion. Although the trend has been reported in the past, a recent National Public Radio (NPR) article points to the shift led by young Latinos as the major reason for the increasing numbers of U.S. Hispanics leaving the Catholic church. Even more specifically, a movement toward Pentecostal churches may be where the influx of Hispanics from the Catholic faith is seen most, according to...
  • 69% Oppose In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (Even 54% of Hispanics are "Heartless")

    10/11/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-11-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Party and ideological divisions are roiling America. Battles over the budget, taxes, jobs and energy have crippled Washington. But there is one issue that people across the political spectrum agree on: they oppose giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. According to the latest poll numbers, 69% of Americans oppose subsidizing those here illegally with in-state tuitions rates. 73% of Republicans oppose it - as one would expect. An even stronger 74% of Independents oppose it. But the same position resonates across ideological and ethnic lines too. 58% of Democrats oppose it too, as do...
  • 81% Of Texas Job Growth Under Perry Went To Immigrants

    09/27/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 70 replies ^ | September 26, 2011 | By Digger
    Governor Rick Perry is quick to tout the job growth in Texas as one of his defining characteristics, accomplishments and results that Americans should depend on when considering him for the Republican nomination for president. Placing this issue front and center has pushed him forward and convinced many that he may be the candidate to support to resurrect a climate of positive job creation in this country. As there is a continued downturn in the US job market it seems like a plausible consideration until you actually take a look at the job climate Perry created in Texas. As with...
  • Pregnancy rates climb for Montgomery's Hispanic teens

    09/23/2011 8:07:36 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/22/11 | Rachel Baye
    Teen pregnancy among Hispanics is rising in Montgomery County, bucking a countywide trend of falling birth rates. The birth rate for Hispanic 15- to 17-year-olds was 39.7 births per 1,000 females in the period from 2007 to 2009 -- the most recent for which data is available. That is a jump from 33.3 births between 1996 and 1998 and only a slight drop from the 41.6 rate from 2006 to 2008, according to the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration.
  • Green with envy: Michelle Obama stuns in exotic peacock dress at Hispanic gala (Barf)

    09/15/2011 2:25:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-15-11 | Jessica Satherley
    While greeting a Latino audience to support her husband’s speech about opportunities for Hispanics, Michelle Obama decided an exotic gown was in order. As President Barack Obama spoke at the black-tie event, the First Lady looked stunning in the strapless raw-silk dress by U.S. designer Chris Benz. She appeared to be inspired by an Amazonian peacock as she sashayed into the Washington Convention Center with matching emerald hued earrings and classic black heels. And Mrs Obama seemed delighted with the President’s pledge to put more money in the pockets of Latino workers by the look of her ear-to-ear grin on...
  • Hispanics new majority sentenced to federal prison

    09/07/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09/06/11 | GARANCE BURKE
    SAN FRANCISCO -- More than half of all people sent to federal prison for committing felony crimes so far this year were Hispanic, a major demographic shift swollen by immigration offenses, according to a new government report released Tuesday. Hispanics already outnumber all other ethnic groups sentenced to serve time in prison for federal felonies. Hispanics reached a new milestone for the first time this year, making up the majority all federal felony offenders sentenced in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Hispanics comprised 50.3 percent of all people sentenced in that...
  • Study: Hispanics now outnumber blacks in college

    08/28/2011 2:38:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/25/2011 | Daniel de Vise
    For the first time, young Hispanics outnumber blacks on college campuses. A study released today by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that enrollment of Hispanic students aged 18 to 24 rose by 24 percent in a single year, reaching 1.8 million in October 2010. That’s 349,000 new Hispanic students. By contrast, black enrollment rose by 88,000 and Asian American enrollment rose by 43,000. White enrollment declined by 320,000. These crisscrossing numbers amplify the shift in the overall makeup of the college population. There are now 1.8 million Hispanics enrolled in American colleges, 1.7 million blacks and 800,000 Asians. White enrollment...
  • Why Rick Perry is Good for Hispanics

    08/26/2011 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 145 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 18, 2011 | Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg Texas
    Whether you live where I do, in deep South Texas, or across our big and growing country, this is a time of historic significance. Hispanics will take the measure of a man not by what he says but what he does. Our community, like many, is suffering because Barack Obama continues to do the wrong things to end the jobs crisis. Rick Perry’s record is not the empty rhetoric of hope. Rick Perry’s record gives us hope. A week ago I asked the governor to comment on the opening of a customer service center and 400 jobs that his office...
  • Back-Door Amnesty Backfires: Obama’s Approval Hits New Low of 44% With Hispanics

    08/22/2011 10:44:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies | 8-22-11 | Terence Jeffrey
    In the same week that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department was going to review the cases of 300,000 illegal aliens in deportation proceedings and allow “low priority” cases to stay in the country and receive work permits—a move House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith called a “back door amnesty”—President Barack Obama’s approval dropped to an all-time low of 44 percent among Hispanics, according to Gallup polling data released today. That is a drop of 41 points from the spring of 2009, when Obama’s approval among Hispanic Americans peaked at 85 percent (in the weeks that ended April...
  • Hispanic Growth Threat To GOP

    07/27/2011 9:00:19 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 88 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 26, 2011 | Winthrop Quigley
    The number of Hispanic voters nationally and in New Mexico is growing at a faster pace than any other ethnic group, and that could spell trouble for the Republican party over the next 10 years, a political analyst with a business advocacy group said Tuesday. “Republicans are in trouble with Hispanics,” said Michael Davis, the Washington, D.C.-based vice president for political programs of the Business and Industry PAC. The party’s stance on immigration may not be bad policy, David said, “but the tone and language is extremely harsh and it drives away Hispanics.” Either party can improve its chances of...