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June 13, 2010
Graph of the Day for June 13, 2010
"Mexican Americans together with African Americans are the two largest nationally oppressed peoples in the U.S., with Mexican Americans being one of the fastest growing sections of the population. The Mexican American population is concentrated in the U.S. Southwest, land that was originally stolen from Mexico, with U.S. domination being imposed on the many Native American and Mexican American people living in those areas. Among the problems faced by Mexican Americans are language discrimination on the job and in schools, cultural suppression, anti-immigrant laws and abuses, lack of full political representation, and inferior job and social conditions in every area of life, in addition to police brutality and hate crimes." The Communist Party USA's The Road to Socialism USA.
Source: Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal.
Hoven's Index for June 13, 2011
Percentage of children age 5-17 who spoke a language other than English at home and who spoke English with difficulty, in 2008:
New Mexico: 28.2%
New York: 27.5%
New Jersey: 26.0%
Total US: 20.5%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (Table A-5-3).
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