« | »

La Raza Demands More Cash For Latinos

A press release from the National Council of La Raza (‘The Race’):


Data Support Immediate Need for Policies to Improve Financial Stability and Opportunities

April 28, 2010

Washington, DC—Targeted approaches to stem the crises Latino children face are needed to protect the nation’s future according to an online database and report released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, and coauthored by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).

The data book, America’s Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends, highlights the urgent need for policies that will improve the prospects of the 16 million Latino children in the U.S., 59% of whom live in low-income or poor families. Nearly every key factor for child well-being in the report—including housing, health insurance, and high school completion—shows that low-income Latino and Black children are at great risk of experiencing poor outcomes, which will significantly impact their potential to become successful adults.

“Latinos have strong family values and a solid work ethic, but Latino parents still struggle to keep their children healthy, safe, and educated because the majority live in families that are barely scraping by financially,” said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO. “Our ability to help strengthen Latino families and give their children an opportunity to advance is essential to our nation’s future.”

America’s Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends provides analyses [sic] of data gathered between 2000 and 2008 and based on 25 factors such as demographics, citizenship, family structure, access to health care, education, and other indicators of Latino child well-being as compared to that of Black and White children.

The Latino population has many strengths, including cohesive families and communities, a youthful population, a commitment to the health and welfare of their children, and a strong work ethic. Yet, there is great reason for concern about Latino children, 92% of whom are U.S. citizens.

Also known as ‘anchor babies.’ What is the percentage of their parents who are US citizens?

At the national level, they have low rates of on-time high school graduation (55%), a high percentage that lack health insurance (19%), and a disproportionately high risk for incarceration (one-in-six lifetime risk for Latino males) and obesity (41% for Latino and Black children). If current trends continue, it is projected that 44% of all U.S. children living in poverty in 2030 will be Latino.

The authors found that some challenges faced by Latino children varied based on generation, region, and state; key examples include:

  • In 2008, California had over one million Latino children living in linguistically isolated households, more than any other state. States in the Southeast—with the exception of Florida—had the highest proportion of children living in such households. In Alabama, nearly half of all Latino children (47%) were linguistically isolated.

Has ‘bi-lingual education’ helped or hurt these children “living in linguistically isolated households”?

  • Nationwide, about 48% of third-and-higher-generation Latino youth lived in single-parent families compared with 28% of first- and second-generation Latino children.

Has the ‘welfare state’ helped or hurt family cohesion? Has it preserved marriages and prevented out of wedlock births?

Besides, haven’t we been told for years that single parent families are probably better than two parent families?

  • States with sizable Latino populations, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey, had the highest shares (more than 60%) of Latino youth living in unaffordable housing in 2008.

If the housing in “unaffordable,” how are they living there? And shouldn’t they move to housing they can afford?

Of course, what La Raza really means here is that that the US taxpayer has to spend more on housing Latinos – and in the manner to which they wish to become accustomed.

  • Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy rate—exceeding 200 pregnancies per 1,000 teens—in several new-gateway states in the South, including Alabama, Delaware, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

With all the recent advances in scientific knowledge, they know what causes pregnancy now. And it isn’t poverty or even “linguistic isolation.”

By the way, we thought 92% of the Latino children in this study are American citizens. What’s all this talk about “new gateway states”?

  • Among states with large Latino populations, Washington had the highest share of Latino youth who were overweight or obese (57%), followed by Pennsylvania (54%), and Wisconsin (52%). North Carolina had the lowest rate (28%).

Similarly, we now know what causes obesity. And it too isn’t caused by poverty or “linguistic isolation.”

“If we do not tackle these challenges with targeted and comprehensive initiatives, then our country is in trouble. It is imperative that we act now to improve the prospects for Latino children,” said Murguía.

NCLR has long called on Congress to approve legislation to help Latino families secure greater financial stability by providing job training and access to better-paying jobs, supporting affordable homeownership as a means to financial stability and accruing assets for the next generation, and building savings for retirement and college needs.

So now we are expected to help people accrue assets for the next generation? And build savings for retirement?

Man, ‘social justice’ casts a wide net.

With Latino unemployment rates at 12.6% in February and an estimated 1.3 million Latino families projected to lose their homes to foreclosure between 2009 and 2012, many more Latino children may be put in a financially precarious living situation.

“We are greatly concerned that the current, unacceptably high rates of Hispanic unemployment and home foreclosures have put an unbearable strain on young Latinos. The numbers show how hard the future will be for our nation if we ignore the circumstances of Latino children today,” concluded Murguía…

We hadn’t realized that all of the billions already spent on saving and creating jobs, as well as the billions spent on ‘mortgage adjustments’ had specifically omitted Latinos. Or does La Raza want even more of the taxpayers’ money in addition to those billions?

Still, you have to admire their strategy here.

La Raza is telling Mr. Obama and the rest of the Democrats that they will understand if they can’t get amnesty passed this year. They will still ‘get out the vote,’ as long as they are showered with billions more in taxpayer dollars. After all, it’s not for them. It’s for the children.

But by all means, lets import more Latinos. They will do so much to help the economy and cut the deficit.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “La Raza Demands More Cash For Latinos”

  1. proreason says:

    Oh how they envy our African American elite.

    It appears the many Latinos still think they must work to go to the head of the line to confiscate whitey’s wealth.

    It’s easy to see how intolerable that is.

    But it seems they have learned the lesson of perpetual victemhood.

    And luckily for them, they have champions like Lindsey Graham on their side.

    But you know, somehow I sense a new class war coming on. There are only so many buzzards that can feed on a carcass at any one time. And once the carcass is picked clean, what then? Oh wait, sillly me. That will be somebody else’s problem, won’t it?

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    I was shocked to hear from the AP that Mexico is admitting that illegals in Mexico are abused.
    They won’t admit that government agents are doing it, but any admission that is disseminated is amazing: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i44ftsxpMxwUMHw62FJDvTyx0KDAD9FCCPSO0

  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    “Of course, what La Raza really means here is that that the US taxpayer has to spend more on housing Latinos – and in the manner to which they wish to become accustomed.”

    Seems as though that’s the endgame for the whole article and so many others just like it. The re-occuring theme is: “Damn it! We want more! And we won’t be satisfied ’till you’ve given it all (and then some)!”

    Could probably add: :And we don’t give a good g_d damn where ya’ get it from! So .. hurry up!”

  4. imnewatthis says:

    How true, MinnesotaRush.

    If they have such great morals inculcated, why are so many incarcerated? And if they’re so poor, why are they obese? Their parents should spend some of that money on rent or college or something. That’s why I never eat out-I need the money for other things-bills. (And I love to eat out). And at 111 or so pounds and 5’5 3/4′ I have little sympathy for fat, lazy people (although some kids gain alot of weight on antipsychotics and I do sympathize with that).

  5. The Redneck says:

    Note that the Southeast is one of the hardest hit areas.

    This is one of the things that absolutely infuriates me about liberals. They push and push to allow more illegal immigration, to make sure that illegal immigants who are caught aren’t punished and receive more and more and more in government benefits, and those criminals come to the South, where the jobs are. We have to deal with the problems they bring–from crime to illegitimacy to child obesity to low literacy rates….

    And then, to add insult to injury, liberals point to these problems as proof that we don’t have our house in order and shouldn’t be making any of the important decisions.

    It’s the same thing they do elsewhere–they deliberately degrade marriage and the family, and then use the divorce rate as an excuse for more; they halt all clearing of brush and then use brush fires as evidence of “global warming;” they screw up the market and then claim the screwed-up market is evidence of the need for government intervention; they baby criminals and make sure even the most manifestly guilty go free and then claim that a high crime rate means they need to strip away our Second Amendment rights; they encourage child sex, fisting, homosexuality, all manner of perversion, and then tell us we need more of the same because (surprise!) more kids are getting VD…

    Have these people not heard that old cliche about being part of the solution or part of the problem?

    • jobeth says:

      Much of this is straight out of Cloward and Piven

      If they overload the system with all kinds of government handouts and entitlements…well we are easy pickings.

      All in the game.

      By the way Redneck…Do you know the origin of the term “Redneck”?
      It s interesting…and not at all derogatory like a lot of people think.

      My late cousin who was an engineer who worked on the Space Shuttle called himself a redneck…and was proud of it too.

  6. canary says:

    If the housing in “unaffordable,” how are they living there? And shouldn’t they move to housing they can afford?

    Reality. The unaffordable housing is not a problem as it is free. Three Mexican families living in a small house old house is an upgrade from their 1 room 15’x15′ homes in which they came from. They feel rich. Thus you will see very nice new cars & trucks in their drives ways and prehaps their unloading a brand new refridgerator. The children have playstations, x-boxes, pets to feed. And I don’t know why the families are overweight but it’s seems to be that way here. Free school lunches are an automatic, food banks, food stamps, and the occasional pig slaughtered in the yard for a fiesta (in case your wondering how a pig head ended up in your yard)
    Absolutely, there is the problem where their parents can not speak English, but these Latino children are bright, learn quickly, and they will get jobs. Read the adds. Bilingual language skills preferred but not required.
    California no doubt likes the field workers, who don’t speak English, so it all works out.
    They are happy. Perhaps it’s the US citizens that don’t see that. And while the parents can’t speak Mexican getting prescriptions from the free emergency care for a child who does appear to not feel good, but well enough to run around the store, the pharmacist will take extra time, to gesture and figure out, what they are saying. These kids will be okay.
    Where I live the parents & children steal, things they don’t even need.

    Next time you see some Latino women and their children shopping, watch what goes on in line as they all run around, saying this is yours, moving things in carts. The children think it’s fun. They wear designer clothes around here.
    I’m not stereo-typing them that they are theives, it’s just part of a culture to steal to keep from starving, that just doesn’t change overnight. They are great at taking gas from cars, for their new cars they drive.
    Here this type community is getting the newest schools built for them and jobs coming. They get all the new technology, etc.
    And parents warn their children if they get in trouble, they will not have parents, so that keeps them in line, til some choose the path to join gangs, where they can live more richer lives.
    And these very children will have jobs. Stores want to sell, per phone, per register, per on line, the more Mexicans that come here the better it will become for them.
    So, fact is they are happier, richer in America than in Mexico so why make them feel they are poor and have less. But, isn’t that Obama’s experience, in learning if you make someone believe they are poor, they will become beggars.

    warning: if you do start to watch them in stores, they are looking around to see if anyone is watching. So, intead of looking angry or scared, it’s best to smile, like “oh you are so clever. good for you” so you don’t have to walked to your car.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »