There's been a lot of buzz about the latino voter influence in the november elections. Yet it's hard to really tell how much influence it will have. Latino voter registrations are super low and dissilusionment pretty high. A group of political scientist have taken all of this and more into account and may have come up with a formula to to measure the latino influence. Read the poll report and projections here.
via NBC Latino
According to a recent Pew report the economic crisis has hit Latinos the hardest and has unemployment rates at highest levels.
On the heels of Pres. Obama’s job speech, here is a video segment with your opinions and voices on jobs and the Latino community.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO THIS VIDEO WITH YOUR COMMENT – “Why are Latinos impacted the most?” “Why are jobs scarce in this economy?”Read more
Prisoners: Of discrimination, of private corporations making profit off of incarceration and of our current economic system.
Why do YOU think Latinos have been hit the hardest?
How does race play into income?
We want to hear your personal stories – Have you experienced hardship? – Cuéntame
The economic recession, particularly the housing crisis, has hit Latino households harder than African Americans and whites, according to an analysis released by the Pew Research Center. Between 2005 and 2009, median wealth for Latino households decreased by an alarming 66 percent, 53 percent for African Americans, and by only 16 percent for whites. White households are 18 times wealthier than Latino households.Read more