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New report highlights Latinos show ganas to earn degrees but still falling short

New report highlights Latinos show ganas to earn degrees but still falling short

LatinaLista — In 2013, 22% of Hispanic adults (25 years and over) had earned an associate degree or higher, compared to Asians (60%), Whites (46%), and African Americans (31%). ~ U.S. Census Bureau 2013 Current Population Survey It’s that single factoid that encapsulates the future of Latinos. Pretty dismal — and ironic since it’s been

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Coalition launches bilingual site to end the silence in Latino community about sex ed, birth control and teen parenting

LatinaLista — Unlike most American demographics, Latino families don’t necessarily see teen pregnancy as a bad thing. The idea of it “takes a village to raise a child” has been a concept in practice for many generations in Latino families, especially so if the parents are teens. This isn’t to say that the teens’ parents

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This year’s Human Rights Day theme strives to remind everyone that human rights should be respected every day

LatinaLista — Syria. Sudan. The Democratic Republic of Congo. Pakistan. New Delhi. These five countries have the dubious global distinction of having the worst records for human rights abuses. But if the protests in Ferguson, Berkeley and the developing outcry over the Senate’s newly released report on CIA torture tactics are any indication, the United

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New study finds historic high of Latino students achieved bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences in 2012

LatinaLista — For all the talk about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, there’s some encouraging news on the horizon. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center conducted a study and found that more Latinos, than ever before, are receiving bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences. In fact, Latino students

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