Pew Research Hispanic Center. May 9, 2013.
A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts,according to the datat. This milestone is the result of a long-term increase in Hispanic college-going that accelerated with the onset of the recession in 200). The rate among white high school graduates, by contrast, has declined slightly since 2008. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2013/05/PHC_college_enrollment_2013-05.pdf [PDF format, 13 pages].
U.S. Census Bureau. May 8, 2013.
About two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. This marks the first time that blacks have voted at a higher rate than whites since the Census Bureau started publishing statistics on voting by the eligible citizen population in 1996. The report provides analysis of the likelihood of voting by demographic factors, such as race, Hispanic origin, sex, age and geography (specifically, census divisions). It draws upon data from the November 2012 Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement and looks at presidential elections back to 1996. Using the race definitions from 1968 and the total voting-age population, whites voted at higher rates than blacks in every presidential election between 1968, when the Census Bureau began publishing voting data by race, and 1992.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-568.pdf [PDF format, 13 pages].
Pew Hispanic Center. May 1, 2013.
A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center. This estimate includes 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and 22.3 million born in the U.S. who self-identified as Hispanics of Mexican origin. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2013/05/2013-04_Demographic-Portrait-of-Mexicans-in-the-US.pdf [PDF format, 23 pages].
Center for American Progress. April 8, 2013.
In the wake of the overwhelming Latino and Asian American support for President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election—support that was critical to his re-election—the political winds on immigration have shifted significantly to favor immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country. A full 71 percent of Latino voters and 73 percent of Asian American voters supported the president in the election, and poll after poll illustrates that these groups strongly opposed the “self-deportation” policies of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and instead supported President Obama’s immigration-reform efforts. Changing demographics, especially the rapid growth of the Latino population and their power as voters, ensured that key swing states such as Florida, Colorado, and Nevada voted for the president. [Note: contains copyrighted material.
http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ImmigrationPolitics.pdf [PDF format, 14 pages].
Economic Policy Institute. March 14, 2013.
The jobs crisis caused by the Great Recession is not over, according to the brief. The country’s infrastructure is in need of repairs. The good news is that meeting all the country’s infrastructure needs would put millions of Americans to work, including hundreds of thousands of Latinos and African Americans. The issue brief examines the jobs impact that infrastructure investments would have for Latinos and African Americans. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.epi.org/files/2013/infrastructure-investments-latino-african.pdf [PDF format, 8 pages].