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New 2012 Voter Registration Numbers Highlight Potential of Latino Vote in 9 Key States

Cross Posted at Latino Decisions and Latino Vote Matters: New analysis of state voter registration counts by Latino Decisions reveals strong growth in Latino registered voters across the 50 states.  In July, Ruy Teixeira and William Frey first analyzed the May 2012 Census data, and found that steady increases in the Latino citizen voting age population (CVAP) could … Continue reading »

Rush Limbaugh Goes "Off the Rails" About Race

While many are welcoming the recent news that minority babies are, for the first time, constituting a majority of the nation’s newborns—a rather predictable segment of America is not so receptive to the change. “It is clear that this, and other similar stories like this, are meant to serve as a warning to Republicans and … Continue reading »

National Journal and Maribel Hastings Document the Changing Face of America

Big news from the US Census Bureau this week: for the first time, ethnic minority babies are the majority of children born in the US.  Plenty of blogs and editorials have covered the seismic shift, pointing out that these demographic changes will transform policies and politics, whether certain policymakers accept the facts or no. A new National Journal cover … Continue reading »

WEEKEND READING: National Journal and Maribel Hastings Document the Changing Face of America

As Census Numbers on Births Show the Future of America, Special Supplement Analyzes How Immigrants are Revitalizing Our Nation  This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that for the first time, the majority of children born in the U.S. belong to racial and ethnic groups currently considered “minorities.”  As a range of editorials have pointed … Continue reading »

Census Numbers Showing Minority Births as Majority Generates Lots of Opinion

Yesterday, the Census Bureau reported that, in 2011, 50.4% of all births in the United States were to minorities: For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. New 2011 census estimates highlight sweeping changes … Continue reading »

Romney Plotting With Kobach on Mass-Deportation Scheme, Reveals Anti-Latino Animus In New Ad

There have been repeated warnings about the anti-immigrant rhetoric in the GOP presidential campaign. But, Mitt Romney keeps digging deeper with a new ad taking a swipe at Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor and the revelation that he’s scheming with Kris Kobach to institute a mass deportation scheme.

Editorial: The changing face of America

The facts researcher Rakesh Kochhar delivered last week to the local chapter of the National Hispanic Professional Organization shouldn’t have been a surprise. The economist with the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington told his audience that the Hispanic population in Tennessee and across the United States has been growing dramatically.