May 13, 2009 |
The roller-coaster ride of the real estate market over the last 15 years has soared higher and plunged deeper for minorities nationwide than it has for whites, according to a study of homeownership released Tuesday. The declines in homeownership among African Americans and U.S.-born Latinos in recent years were especially sharp, according to the study by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center in Washington.
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June 18, 2013 |
Black and Latino infants exposed to air pollution are at heightened risk for developing asthma, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco. The study is the largest of its kind looking at the connections between asthma and air pollution exposure in minority children, researchers said. The study included about 4,300 black and Latino children from Chicago, New York City, Houston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Puerto Rico. The authors said that they hoped the study would lead to stricter standards on air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide.
July 9, 2009 |
Millions of Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, but African American and Latino investors, on average, are further behind than whites and are more likely to be a greater burden to their families because they save too little and invest too conservatively, new research has found. "It's extraordinarily disconcerting," said Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, which along with benefits firm Hewitt Associates conducted a study of 401(k) participants.
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June 9, 1999
If television's fall schedule is a white world (May 28), the reaction from minorities ought to be, "Whew." One need only scan the comedies on independent stations to see the low-brow stereotypes that all networks love. Unless our sole motive for getting up each day is booty worship, quality precedes equality as an issue. VAL BUTLER Irvine
September 8, 2013 |
The Obama administration - with the backing of key Republicans in Congress - is poised to embark on a strategy that entails punitive airstrikes on Syrian government positions and stepped-up lethal aid to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. So far, however, the Syrian opposition has been unable to win significant support from the country's ethnic and religious minorities. Without such support, the opposition is unlikely to prevail even with stepped-up U.S. assistance. Moreover, the inability of the Syrian rebels, who are almost all Sunni Muslim Arabs, to win over the country's Kurds, Alawites and Christians raises the question of whether their victory is even desirable.
December 6, 2013 |
The senator from Kentucky had an important question for Republicans in Michigan. “How are you supposed to make child support payments if you've been in prison, and the best job you can get is $9 an hour?” Sen. Rand Paul asked, wearing a suit and tie at the opening of a new GOP office on Livernois Avenue in Detroit. Child support, prison and the war on drugs are not usual topics for the GOP senator, who had previously gained media attention for launching a filibuster against President Obama'a nominee to head the CIA because Paul questioned the administration's use of drones.