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More Disturbing Education Statistics – Few Hispanic HS Dropouts Earn a GED

May 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A New Pew Hispanic Center Report released this week shows that Latinos once again are behind their white and black peers when it comes to educational certification after dropping out of high school. Dropping out of high school is horrible enough, but only one in ten Hispanic high school dropouts has obtained a GED. And [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Education · English language

More positive evidence – Nearly nine out of ten Latino adults born in the US speak fluent English

November 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Yesterday the Pew Hispanic Center published a report that basically confirms what many of us in the Latino community already know… an overwhelming majority of US born Latinos are fluent in English. And about a quarter of Latino immigrants indicated that they speak English very well. The propaganda machine tends to make it appear like [...]

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Tags: English language · Immigration

Salma Hayek wants Latino-themed English language films, it is about time!

September 7th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Last week I found this article about Salma Hayek’s plan with her production partner to start a mini-studio catering to the Latino audience. They want to make English language films with Latino actors and cultural references. It is about time! Too often, we Latinos are portrayed negatively and narrowly in film. I think it is [...]

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Tags: English language · Media