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While US Recovers from Recession, African-Americans, Latinos Lose Ground

While US Recovers from Recession, African-Americans, Latinos Lose Ground
African-Americans' optimism for the future belies the numbers. Blacks and Latinos are being disproportionately left behind in an America that by all other indicators is lifting itself out of the Great Recession of 2009.
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The Lone Star State’s War on Latinas

The Lone Star State’s War on Latinas
The Lone Star state jumped into the spotlight this week – a movie-worthy filibuster by Wendy Davis, a flood of demonstrators taking to the capitol, and a ramped up war of words between Texas Republicans and Democrats.
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Head of Hispanic Outreach for FL RNC Leaves GOP Following Nasty Heritage Foundation Remarks

Head of Hispanic Outreach for FL RNC Leaves GOP Following Nasty Heritage Foundation Remarks
Last week, a high profile Latino Republican — the former head of Hispanic outreach for Florida’s RNC — publicly left the party. For Pablo Pantoja, the straw that broke the camel’s back, or in this case the elephant’s back, was the Heritage Foundation’s anti-immigrant report and its co-author’s public defense of Latinos as a group having low IQ scores.
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Audit: Blacks, Latinos Still Likely to Face Housing Bias in Whitest Parts of Westchester

Audit: Blacks, Latinos Still Likely to Face Housing Bias in Whitest Parts of Westchester
Under the audit designed by Westchester Residential Opportunities, first a black or Latino tester would inquire about an apartment or home. Then a white tester with slightly lower financial qualifications would ask about the same place. The audit found that black and Latino testers were discriminated against in 40 percent of the 90 tests conducted.
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