Tag: Hispanic-Americans

A Shrinking Margin

In Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, he won the Hispanic vote over Mitt Romney by 40 percentage points — 70 percent to 30 percent, according to Catalist, a political research firm. Four years later, Hillary Clinton did even better, beating Donald Trump by 42 percentage points among Hispanic voters. But then something changed. The economy […]

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Majority of Latino Voters Out of G.O.P.’s Reach, New Poll Shows

“I don’t consider myself a Democrat or Republican — I am on standby right now until the next election,” she said. In their effort to attract new voters, Republicans have frequently criticized Democrats as being too “woke.” The accusation resonates with many Hispanic voters, with 40 percent saying that the party has gone too far […]

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US Life Expectancy Falls Again in ‘Historic’ Setback

The average life expectancy of Americans fell precipitously in 2020 and 2021, the sharpest two-year decline in nearly 100 years and a stark reminder of the toll exacted on the nation by the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In 2021, the average American could expect to live until the age of 76, federal health researchers reported on […]

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Lower Black and Latino Pass Rates Don’t Make a Test Racist

Heath found that while the printed page is hardly alien to the working-class Black community (which she gives the pseudonym “Trackton”; her pseudonymous white working-class community is “Roadville” and her pseudonymous white middle-class community is “Maintown”), and questions themselves are certainly part of how language is used within it, particular kinds of questions about matters […]

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Racial Disparities Have Marked the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout

New York City released new data on Thursday showing stark disparities in monkeypox vaccine access, with Black men receiving the vaccine at a much lower rate than members of other racial groups. White New Yorkers represent about 45 percent of people at heightened risk of monkeypox infection, and received 46 percent of vaccine doses. Black […]

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The New Politics of Abortion

Some liberals seemed genuinely surprised by the results of the Kansas referendum on abortion. A reliably Republican state, a sweeping pro-choice victory. Who could have foreseen it? Others suggested that only the pro-life side should be shocked. “The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that voters would reward Republicans for overturning Roe,” wrote Slate’s Mark Joseph […]

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Pushing an Immigration Conspiracy Theory, While Courting Latinos

Brian Hughes, the co-founder and associate director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab at American University, said he was not surprised to see the far right cheering Mr. Masters on. “If a candidate is pointing toward the ideas that make up replacement theory, he or she doesn’t have to spell it out […]

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Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

When sharks began appearing along New York beaches this summer, officials sprang into action. Suddenly, N.Y.P.D. helicopters are flying over the beaches. Park Police are patrolling the water in boats. New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, has sent drones soaring over the coastline. As an avid ocean swimmer, I’m not mad about the extra shark precautions. […]

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Justice Dept. Will Investigate Environmental Racism in Houston

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department opened a wide-ranging investigation on Friday into the City of Houston’s failure to address environmental racism, including the rampant dumping of garbage — and even bodies — in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods, officials said. The investigation, prompted by hundreds of resident complaints logged by a local legal aid group, […]

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