Data Show Latinos Hit Hardest by Recession

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The latest Census data reports that nearly 46.2 million Americans, about 1 in 15, are living in poverty. According to a new Pew poll, the face of American poverty has shifted dramatically. For the first time in U.S. history, the percent of Hispanics living in poverty outpaces African Americans with 28.2 percent of Latinos under the poverty line compared to 25.4 percent of blacks. In fact, Latinos overall were hit the hardest by the Great Recession which technically ended in 2009.

For analysis and insight into the growing problem of Hispanic poverty, The Takeaway speaks with NYU sociologist Pedro Noguera.


Pedro Noguera

Comments [1]


Why is the answer always statist solutions creating a greater dependance on government and its control over individuals?
Why not stress to Latinos that they should be allowed to benefit economically from their own physical and intellectual labor and raise their families according to the principles of their own faith and not the standards of a government to whom they are becoming increasingly and tragically beholden.

Latino immigrants like all immigrants came to this nation to escape an over reaching government with a failed economy and it is a disgrace that "progressives" are seducing them to accept that here.

Nov. 08 2011 10:40 AM

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