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Chicago has 5th largest Hispanic community in U.S.

Chicago has 5th largest Hispanic community in U.S.
Chicago has the fifth largest Hispanic population in the U.S., according to data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project. Here are some other interesting facts about the Chicago area Hispanic community: 1) There are more than 1.9 million Hispanics in the Chicago metropolitan area, 21.5 percent of the total population, and... Read more »

George Zimmerman, not so black or white

George Zimmerman, not so black or white
George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. There is no disputing that and whether he did so in self-defense as he claims or as some sort of macho vigilante act will soon be decided by the jury. We know that this case has racial overtones although it was not prosecuted as a hate crime. Young African-American men... Read more »

According to the U.S. Census, I can be Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Mexican-American. But I'm also "some other race."

I am “some other race.” That’s what I checked on the U.S. Census form I mailed in last week. You see according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the races you can select from on the form are white, black, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, (for which they provide a long list, including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese,... Read more »
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We are not as divided as we think

Civil rights are not something that can be won by blacks, Latinos, Jews or Asians alone. This point was made by various speakers who were not Latino but participated in the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference in Chicago this week. The President and CEO of the NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous, who spoke Tuesday,... Read more »