~ You might enjoy reading, “Births Fuel Hispanic Growth” by Miriam Jordan of The Wall Street Journal (July 15, 2011).
Miriam notes, “The skyrocketing growth of Latinos in the U.S., once driven by immigration, is now fueled by births, chiefly by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The size of the country’s fastest-growing group has increased 43% since 2000, and more than doubled since 1990, to 50.5 million last year, when Hispanics accounted for nearly one in six U.S. residents and for 23% of people under the age of 18.”
~ One of the best places to learn about trends is the Pew Hispanic Center. “Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation.” Reports on a variety of topics are available from demographics, politics, and immigration attitudes, to economic status. Here is a section on technology adoption that social media observers will find of note.
~ Hispanics in Philanthropy was founded in 1983, “to promote stronger partnerships between organized philanthropy and Latino communities.” Further, “HIP has developed into a transnational network of grant makers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas.”
~ Rosetta Thurman’s blog is one I enjoy for a variety of reasons, but in particular you might like to read her postings on Hispanics In Philanthropy. This article in particular is noteworthy, “Young Latinos Will Shape America. Do Nonprofits Care?”
~ 360i Report on Hispanic Digital Influencers, the first in a series of reports exploring the role social media plays in the lives of Hispanics living in the United States, was launched on January 19, 2012.
~ I enjoyed this thoughtful analysis of migration and wanted to share it with you. See Ian Goldin, “Five Reasons to Embrace Migrants” (July 17, 2011), in The Wall Street Journal.
~ MediaPost Blogs featured an interesting article by Andrew Speyer (July 21, 2011), “Defying Easy Categorization: Latinos and Communication Technology.” Speyer suggests we avoid oversimplifying and think flexibly and holistically about how Latinos use communication technology today.
~ One way to keep up with Latinos and social media on your own, is to sign up for updates on Facebook from “Latinos In Tech Innovation and Social Media.”
~ Eduardo Diaz of Huffington Post: Latino Voices has written, “Thoughts on Hispanic Heritage Month” (September 10, 2012). “I will admit to having a hard time with the word ‘Hispanic,’ per se, as it can serve to aggregate and homogenize our communities in unhelpful ways. It is easier to facilely categorize than to recognize and embrace the inherent messiness of diversity born on both sides of the Atlantic, and manifested beyond.”