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2010 census missed more than 1.5M minorities

May 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 2010 census missed more than 1.5 million minorities after struggling to count black Americans, Hispanics, renters and young men, but was mostly accurate, the government said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Minorities half of residents under 5 in 3 counties

May 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL (AP) While minorities make up 17 percent of Minnesota’s population, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show they make up 30 percent of the state’s preschoolers. Continue Reading

Minorities half of residents under 5 in 3 Minnesota counties

May 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

While minorities make up 17 percent of Minnesota’s population, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show they make up 30 percent of the state’s preschoolers. Continue Reading

Education Dept. report: Minority students punished more frequently, harshly

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an Education Department report that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America’s schools.
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Comcast to launch new minority-owned cable channels

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Comcast says four minority-owned networks will be launched on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by music mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Continue Reading

Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities

July 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data. Continue Reading

Census: Minnesota Hmong population increases 46 percent

July 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Hmong are an ethnic minority from Laos that fought in a CIA-backed battle against communists during the Vietnam War. After the war, thousands resettled in California, Wisconsin and Minnesota, mostly in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Continue Reading

Census: Minorities now make up majority of U.S. babies

June 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies.
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Minorities, especially Hispanics, account for most of Minnesota’s population growth

March 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s population growth between 2000 and 2010 was driven by an increase in minority residents, especially Hispanics, Census Bureau numbers released Wednesday show. Continue Reading

Colleges becoming more diverse, but racial gaps persist

October 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

While U.S. colleges have grown more racially diverse in recent years, minority students especially Hispanics still lag behind on key measures of academic progress, a new report says. Continue Reading