Who is Latino?
It’s not evident what being Latino — or Hispanic or hispano, take your pick — truly means, and most Hispanics, it turns out, don’t even identify with the term. Is being Latino a matter of geography, as simple as where you or your ancestors came from? Is it the language you speak or how well you speak it? Is it some common culture? Or is it just a vaguely brown complexion and a last name ending in “a,” “o” or “z”? Politicians build Latino-voter-outreach operations, businesses launch marketing campaigns to attract Hispanic “super-consumers,” yet depending on whom you ask — politicians, academics, journalists, activists, researchers or pollsters — contradictory definitions and interpretations emerge.
Second-generation Americans—the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants—are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty. In all of these measures, their characteristics resemble those of the full U.S. adult population. Hispanics and Asian Americans make up about seven-in-ten of today’s adult immigrants and about half of today’s adult second generation. Pew Research surveys find that the second generations of both groups are much more likely than the immigrants to speak English; to have friends and spouses outside their ethnic or racial group, to say their group gets along well with others, and to think of themselves as a “typical American.”
50 signs that Texas is Utopia.
We don't make a habit of it here at Provoke Daily, but this Texas-tooting post caught our attention and we wanted to pass it along: "50 Sure Signs Texas is Actually Utopia." While we don't necessarily agree with every one listed, we agree with the overall premise. Unsurprisingly to those of us who live here, you'll find many multicultural mentions as well. To some who live outside the state, it might be eye-opening to see Texas culture is more than boots and horses, and actually involves many people, of many colors and cultures, doing their thing to perfection. That's Texas, y'all.
Multicultural Super Bowl Parties.
No, not norms, noms. As in, nom-nom-nom. It's no surprise that Super Bowl parties abound with food, but did you notice anything different at any of the ones you might have attended? Perhaps the food? It seems Super Bowl noshing is going more multicultural, with revelers as likely to find sushi and tacos as they are wings and hot dogs. And often, all of that is laid out, side-by-side. Welcome to the new world of Super Noms.
You Don't Know Latino.
The faces of America are changing, and now, so are the numbers. You may know that Hispanics are the "fastest growing minority in the United States," but here are some other facts about Latinos you probably didn't know.
Growing up Blacktino.
In an increasingly multicultural world, new challenges-- and opportunities-- arise for the children of mixed-race families. New realities lead to new realizations, and in this clip, we see an exploration of what it's like to grow up both Black and Latino.
Millennial Women Not Wedded to Marriage.
The “Millennial” generation, made up of those ages 18-29 in 2010, is a generation that, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, places a higher value on parenthood than marriage. In a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, 52 percent of “Millennials” surveyed said being a good parent was one of the most important things in their life, compared to 30 percent who said a successful marriage was most important.
Churro Waffles? Yes, I say. YES.
Jasmine of Chica Chocolatina has whipped up some Churro Waffles, cinnamon sugar-topped waffles reminiscent of delicious hot churros , to which we say in full "When Harry Met Sally" Meg Ryan-style, "yes, Yes, YES!"
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