Hispanic online presence and buying power keeps rising

US internet usersAn article by eMarketer presents new data about the U.S. Hispanic population that’s online, reiterating the message of our blog post of June 18. They estimate 23 million Hispanic internet users this year—50% of the U.S. Hispanic population.

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In hiring, Hispanics discriminate against other Hispanics

Skin color, social status and accent are all underlying prejudices that Hispanic employers may consider in Hispanic job applicants, confesses a blogger who works in the multicultural advertising/marketing industry.

It may not be conscious, but Rochelle Newman-Carrasco says that this … Read More

Latino teens who embrace their biculturalism are happier

Latino teens and their parents benefit from biculturalism, a UNC Chapel Hill study shows. Young Latinos who embrace their heritage, and whose parents are more involved in U.S. culture, were shown to have higher self-esteem and experience less anxiety, depression … Read More

A commitment to America’s newcomers will help us succeed

An article published by the Center for American Progress recommends that the United States invest more actively in the integration of its recent immigrant populations.

This goes far beyond English classes—government policy should also include civics instruction and incentives for … Read More

Undocumented workers have equal rights on the job

Many undocumented workers have learned a valuable lesson after being injured on the job: “Don’t be afraid to talk to a lawyer.”

CNN reports that two undocumented workers recently won settlements totaling $3.85 million after suffering workplace accidents. Undocumented workers … Read More

Patients lost in translation are hurting

Dr. Pauline W. Chen writes for the New York Times that during the care of a liver transplant patient named Armando, she would often use the few words she knew in Spanish and gestures to communicate. Admittedly, asking “Dolor?Read More

More countries are online than ever

Just a few years ago, you might not see anyone logging onto Facebook on the remote island of Boracay in the Philippines—much less clicking “buy now” to purchase a product they saw on a Web site. An online article explains … Read More

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