inter-minority relations Category Archives

The New Majority/Get it Together, or Go Back to Africa

Published on 19 Nov 2006 at 12:54 am. 12 Comments.
Filed under academia,affirmative action,inter-minority relations,ridiculousness.

My original post was simply called, “The New Majority,” but after last night’s Roundtable, I felt the need to add some insights from the group discussion, so I combined the original post, with another post I was writing called “Get it Together, or go Back to Africa.” Sorry for the long title.

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The Roundtable

Published on 7 Oct 2006 at 6:11 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under academia,black culture,inter-minority relations,positivity.

Every month, my roomate Sundiata and I host an event at our home called The Roundtable. The Roundtable is like Blackademics with home-cooked food. It’s a pot-luck, a house party, a place to network, get to know your community, engage in a dialogue and break bread-kind of like an extended family reunion. We started this […]

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Hispanic Spending to Outpace Black Spending in 2007

Published on 5 Sep 2006 at 10:22 am. 7 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,inter-minority relations.

A study at the Selig Center at the University of Georgia recently published findings projecting Hispanics to surpass African-Americans as the nation’s number one minority consumer spending demographic in 2007. The study anticipates that Hispanics will outspend African-Americans by more than 16 billion dollars next year, with Hispanics estimated to spend $863 billion and Blacks […]

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HBCUs Recruiting More Latinos

Published on 14 Aug 2006 at 3:46 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under academia,inter-minority relations.

The headline summarizes the phenomenon fairly well—many traditional bastions of higher education for blacks, including Howard and Morehouse, are reaching out to Latinos in part to keep from shrinking involuntarily. Right now, Hispanic* representation at those particular two schools stand at 1% and 0.5% respectively, so we’re not exactly talking about a takeover here, but […]

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