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Sociological, biological and health research and findings about race and ethnicity; and personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary on family values, traditions of different racial and ethnic groups to explore and communicate larger truths about the importance of family, the changing definition of family, across racial and ethnic groups.
June 23rd, 2014
Written by Kevin Freking in All About Family with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor strongly supports affirmative action for minorities when it comes to college admissions.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor supports affirmative action when it comes to college admissions and rejects the notion that recently suggested alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation's colleges and universities. When asked whether other "less fractious" measures could achieve similar results for schools, she...
June 3rd, 2014
Written by Donna Bryson in All About Family with 0 Comments
The nature park will serve neighborhoods, where black and Hispanic families and children are surrounded by blight, vacant lots and litter.
A nature park is being planned for a minority neighborhood in northeast Denver, which is the home of low-income blacks and Hispanics who are not exposed to many aspects of nature and its bounty of wildlife and vegetation. The uninitiated might see only the empty, miniature vodka bottles and ghostly plastic shopping bags littering a vacant lot in northeast Denver. Wildlife biologist Stacie Gilmore...
May 27th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
Minority children are more likely than white children to enter and stay in the state's foster care system across the United States.
Racial disparities are blatant and continue to persist in child welfare systems in many states across the nation, according to reports and national studies. The Michigan Race Equality Coalition says minority children are more likely than white children to enter and stay in the state's foster care system. A new report supports anecdotal evidence and national studies that show racial disparities in...
May 10th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in All About Family with 0 Comments
Kevin Gilbert, 42, of Ridgeland, Miss., a member-at-large on the National Education Association (NEA) executive committee and a former social studies teacher and coach, poses for a portrait in Washington on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Public school teachers are overwhelming white, even in schools where non-whites make up the majority of students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary...
May 2nd, 2014
Written by Carla K. Johnson in All About Family with 0 Comments
The administration's final numbers on enrollment in Obamacare, released Thursday, exposed the subpar enrollment among Hispanics, the nation's largest minority group and also its least insured.
Hispanics still lack health care coverage despite the apparent success of the initial results of Obamacare, where the enrollment exceeded 8 million – far beyond the original target despite a less than stellar rollout. Many Hispanics tried to get coverage but hit roadblocks, said Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a nonpartisan advocacy network. The reasons are...

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