Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Friday, September 13, 2013
In the Democratic primary race for mayor, Bill De Blasio won over more black voters than the black candidate, Bill Thompson, and more gay and lesbian voters than Christine Quinn, who is a lesbian. Are these signs of a post-racial, post-identity New York?
Hardly, says Ali Najmi, who argues that "local politics in New York City is more tribal than Kansas."
Friday, June 22, 2012
During primary season, Mitt Romney was attracting barely more than a quarter of the Latino vote. But yesterday, at the meeting of the National Association of Latino and Elected Appointed Officials, or NALEO, the prospective GOP nominee made his pitch. Where does Romney go from here as he seeks to make inroads with the Latino community?
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Few sports have been more racially divided than golf. Realizing that the NCAA was not inviting athletes from historically black colleges and Hispanic- and Native American-serving institutions to compete in their regional golf tournaments, the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship was created to open the doors. In recent years, however, there appear to be fewer and fewer minorities in the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Latino and Hispanic: they're terms that a lot of Americans are asked to choose between when identifying themselves on the census, in official paperwork, and in everyday conversation. But according to a new poll by the Pew Hispanic Center, most adults of Latin American descent prefer not to use either. Instead, the respondents said they preferred to identify themselves by their country of origin.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
A new poll released by the Pew Survey looks at how Latinos identify themselves. We'll talk about the different identities we adopt with regard to our race with Mark Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, and Ilan Stavans, Amherst College professor of Latino culture.
Friday, November 18, 2011
A nation-wide network of young undocumented immigrants, their parents and their supporters in Congress are flocking to Alabama to protest that state’s harsh new anti-immigration law.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
The emotions that the decision is invoking pits two key sections of the Republican party against each other – the pro-business movement which sees a move like this as a cut in costs and the hardliners who are advocating higher walls and more security around the border to limit any opportunity for people to enter the United States illegally.
Monday, October 03, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
The city's second annual Latin Media and Entertainment Week kicks off Monday and will include free events, concerts and business networking sessions aimed at promoting the city as a destination for Latin culture.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
President Obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low. August's Gallup poll numbers showed that only 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job. Some of the largest declines in approval come from African-American and Hispanic voters — groups that formerly voted for Obama. On Monday, The Takeaway discussed Obama’s increasing problem, which could stem from his positions on immigration reform with Gustavo Arellano, author of the syndicated column "Ask a Mexican."
Monday, September 26, 2011
August's Gallup poll numbers showed that 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job, an all-time low for the President. And some of the most significant declines in approval come from Latino voters — a group that was formerly solidly supportive of the President.
Monday, September 26, 2011
President Obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low. August's Gallup poll numbers showed that 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job. Some of the largest declines in approval come from African-American voters — a group that formerly voted for Obama.
Friday, July 15, 2011
New York's Hispanic community became significantly more diverse over the last decade. Unlike many other parts of America, there is no one ethnic group that dominates the Hispanic category here. Yet when you take a look at Hispanic representation in the city's political landscape, it would seem that Puerto Ricans have the job of speaking for all.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Maziar Bahari tells what happened when he was arrested and held at Iran’s notorious Evin Prison while he was in Iran covering the presidential election in 2009. In Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, he gives an account of contemporary Iran, sheds light on the past 70 years of regime change there, and tells of his family’s courage in the face of repression.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
New data from the 2010 Census has revealed surprising facts about America’s children. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Hispanic and Asian children in the U.S. grew by 5.5 million, while the population of white children declined by 4.3 million. How have our nation's schools handled these population shifts — particularly as states slash their education budgets? How will these demographic changes affect the U.S. in the future?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
By Catalina Jaramillo : El Diario/La Prensa
If Governor David Paterson was applying for a job and the Latino community was hiring, his resume would be considered adequate, but not impressive, with one particularly weak point: Secure Communities.