Posts tagged "hispanic"

Stark racial divide shows up in Chicago-area college enrollment

Stark racial divide shows up in Chicago-area college enrollment
Affirmative action–one way the government tried to address America’s racial and economic gap –was intended to reduce education barriers by mandating that public universities consider race in admissions decisions. By now, chances are you have heard of the Fisher v University of Texas at Austin case, in which a young woman, Abigail Fisher, accused the... Read more »

Philanthropic giving to Latino nonprofits stays the same despite population growth

Philanthropic giving to Latino nonprofits stays the same despite population growth
Despite growth in the Latino population, philanthropic giving to organizations serving this community has not kept pace with its increasing needs. The Foundation Center in collaboration with Hispanics in Philanthropy conducted a study that found in the last decade, 1 percent of total foundation funding was designated for agencies that serve Latino communities. Funding levels... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Voter registration drive, Hispanics and philanthropy, CHA public hearing period closing

What's Up This Week: Voter registration drive, Hispanics and philanthropy, CHA public hearing period closing
Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on around Chicago this week: National Voter Registration Day: With the presidential election coming ever closer, civic groups and political organizations all across the country are calling for a National Voter Registration Day Tuesday. The aim is to hit the streets to register as many voters as possible. Chicago... Read more »
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How segregated is this city? Chicago speaks

A recent study of segregation in Chicago by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, based on census data, found that while Chicago still has the dubious honor of being the most segregated major city in America, it also experienced one of the sharpest declines in spacial segregation. What do you think? We asked some Chicagoans... Read more »

Teen pregnancy rates sky high, for some

When you first take a look at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report on teen births by state, everything looks pretty rosy. The teen birth rate is down again,and Illinois has fewer teenage girls having babies than the national average. But take a closer look, and you’ll see a disturbing picture. We’re... Read more »

Who issued green cards to the Pilgrims?

It’s week four of the National Conversation on Race, and this week is a toughie. Our moderators over at Equity Blog are pushing all of us to go past the “lowest common denominator” conversations that we usually have about race and actually talk about finding solutions to serious problems. The two they propose aren’t easy... Read more »
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Let's get real about race

When the topic of race comes up, does who you’re with shape what you say? Sitting with people who share your racial identity, would you use words or phrases that you might not use in “mixed company,” for fear of offending someone? Maybe you’d tolerate or even laugh at a joke that normally you might... Read more »

Is a community health worker one solution to health care crisis?

Seeing more TV commercials for glucometers and news stories about the diabetes drug, Avandia? It’s not just by chance. Diabetes has become an epidemic in American society, but nowhere more than African-American and Hispanic communities. About 6.6 percent of people who are white have been diagnosed with diabetes, a number that’s already disturbingly high. But... Read more »