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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Violent Victimization in New and Established Hispanic Areas, 2007-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Statistics

Examines violent crime victimization among blacks, whites, and Hispanics in four types of Hispanic areas based on size and growth patterns of Hispanic population.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Executive Order Number 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Virginia Issues,Women

Orders state agencies to exceed a goal of 42% in expenditures spent with small and minority-owned businesses in the state and to create a micro business designation for employers with no more than 25 employees.  From the Office of the Governor


The School Discipline Consensus Report

Categories: African Americans,Disability,Education,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Youth

Subtitled: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System.  Calls for improved methods of school discipline that keep students engaged in classrooms and less use of suspensions. Criticizes the disproportionate number of disciplined students of color, those with disabilities, and youth who identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian or transgender.  From the Council of State Governments Justice Center


Job Characteristics Among Working Parents: Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity

Categories: African Americans,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reveals that foreign-born, Hispanic, and Black working parents are significantly more likely than U.S. born, White or Asian working parents to have a low wage job without health insurance or a pension plan.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

Evaluates how Hispanics reported their race on the 2010 Census.  A working paper of the Census Bureau.


Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) 2012 Highlights

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides estimates of the population without health insurance coverage by demographic and income-to-poverty characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Presidential Memorandum: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Youth

Describes presidential initiative to improve opportunities for youth of color by tracking indicators of life outcomes on a website, developing federal proposals that will enhance positive outcomes, and creating a public portal to disseminate successful programs and practices.  From the White House


Hispanic Community Health Study: Study of Latinos

Categories: Health/Medical,Hispanics

Long term study which describes the prevalence of cardiovascular/pulmonary and other select chronic diseases in the Hispanic community.  Also covers the role of sociocultural factors.  From the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute


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