May 27, 2020         
Cigna Commends The Adminstration On Helping To Drive Prescription Drug Affordability For America's Seniors   •   FDA Approves First Treatment for a Form of Bladder Dysfunction in Pediatric Patients as Young as 2 Years of Age   •   ChemSec and Clearya Partner To Help Online Shoppers Avoid Toxic Chemicals In Daily Products   •   Statement from Amy Cooper on Central Park Incident   •   The Toy Insider™ Experts Reveal the Must-Have Toys, Games & Activities in 2020 Spring & Summer Gift Guide   •   Jeunesse Receives 24 Awards in 2020 Communicator Competition   •   Hilton Grand Vacations Introduces Its Enhanced Care Guidelines, Creating an Even Cleaner and Safer Stay for Travelers   •   Mendi Joi Carrington's newly released "Beautiful" shares a heartwarming reminder of one's individual uniqueness and the beauty o   •   Southeastern Health Care at Home Launches New Website and Logo to Reflect Its Commitment to Patients and Hero Caregivers!   •   Moviegoers Excited to Return to Theaters If Social Distancing and Safety Guidelines Are Met   •   Researchers estimate students coming back after COVID-19 closures may have greater variances in academic skills   •   GUESS?, Inc. Announces GUESS x J Balvin ‘Colores’ Capsule Collection June 5th, 2020 Launch Date   •   Statement from Lilly Chairman and CEO Dave Ricks on New Part D Senior Savings Model   •   MeMD Enables Consumers, Businesses to Order COVID-19 Antibody Testing   •   Our Sunday Best Wins Platinum & Gold Hermes Creative Awards 2020   •   Americans are Feeling Anxious and Hopeful in Equal Measure during COVID-19 – and It Shows in Their Financial Confidence   •   GovX Donates Over $7,000 to Veteran Non-Profit Workshops for Warriors   •   CORRECTING and REPLACING Moviegoers Excited to Return to Theaters If Social Distancing and Safety Guidelines Are Met   •   Rising Incidence of Chronic Disorders in Elderly to Drive Demand Within the Global Geriatric Medicines Market, TMR   •   Mary Kay Unveils Groundbreaking Research During Skin of Color Society Virtual Program
Bookmark and Share

Researcher: U.S. Will Become Hispanic Nation

SALT LAKE CITY — More Hispanics live in the United States than previously thought, Hispanics need just three generations to attain the same education levels as other American races and the United States is likely to become — demographically speaking — a Hispanic nation.

So said Rakesh Kochhar, assistant director of research for the Pew Hispanic Center, citing U.S. Census data and Pew statistics as he spoke recently at the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual convention, reports The Deseret News.

Census figures from 2010 show 50.5 million Hispanics reside in the U.S, 1.5 million more than anticipated and a 43 percent increase — or an additional 15.2 million — since the 2000 Census.

Comparing U.S. population increases by race over the past decade, Asians trailed at 42.9 percent; whites at 1.2 percent, blacks at 11 percent and "other" — including those reporting more than one race — at 24.1 percent.

The total U.S. population grew 9.3 percent to 308.7 million in 2010.

"Utah is one of the states in which the Hispanic community has grown more rapidly, at a rate of 78 percent during the last decade," said Kochhar, adding "Utah, as with the rest of the nation, will be increasingly more Hispanic in the future."

Kochhar said one area of concern suggested by data analyses is that Hispanic education levels are not keeping up with growth increases, despite U.S.-born children of immigrants attending U.S. schools, speaking fluent English and going to college in increasing numbers.

"What looking toward the future permits us to predict is that in three generations, Hispanics will be at the same (education) levels with the rest of the population. For now, although more Latinos go to the centers of higher education, there is still a gap present due to the fact that some are not setting high expectations, the numbers of school dropouts are high, and they are subject to economic pressures," he said.

"Minorities suffer in these situations because many have to work to maintain their families, but for following generations, things will be different."

With the benefit of a stronger educational background, Latinos will gain a stronger presence in government "and they will be able to have their voice here," he added.

Kochhar suggests Hispanic immigrants could hold the key to U.S. economic recovery, as opposed to European nations where immigration is limited and populations are decreasing.

"In the future, the United States will not be a white nation or an Africa-American nation but a Hispanic nation," he said. "The future of the labor force is in the hands of immigrants."

 


STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News