Stories tagged: minorities
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Minorities say they’re sidelined by Sri Lanka’s Parliament
As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
Survey: White Christians are now a minority of US population
The share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent, a transformation fueled by immigration and by growing numbers of people who reject organized religion …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry
Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most heavily policed neighborhoods and found …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates
Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
‘Women’s March on Washington’ planning for big crowds on inauguration weekend
Women and men across the country plan to participate in a “Women’s March on Washington” in the nation’s capital the day after the inauguration as a rebuke to President-elect Donald …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Chicago police have ‘no regard’ for minority lives, report says
Police in Chicago have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color” and have alienated blacks and Hispanics for decades by using excessive force …
Wed., March 16, 2016, noon
Kerry to miss deadline on Islamic State genocide question
A State Department spokesman says Secretary of State John Kerry will miss Congress’s deadline for deciding whether atrocities by the Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Lack of paid sick days worst for Hispanics, low-wage workers, study finds
Amid the swelling national conversation about income inequality comes a new report spotlighting that the lack of mandatory paid sick leave in the U.S. disproportionately burdens Hispanics and low-wage workers, …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
1 in 2 black gay men in U.S. will be diagnosed with HIV, CDC says
About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Oregon Lottery debuts Latino, Chinese New Year games
The Oregon Lottery has long avoided advertising specifically to ethnic minorities, but the organization is beginning to change course.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 11 a.m.
Obama: Closing pay gap for women, minorities still a work in progress
President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an …
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Outside view: Profiling case casts shadow over minority STEM students
The following commentary from the Dallas Morning News does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. A studious-looking high school freshman wearing a NASA T-shirt was led …
Mon., June 17, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Minorities could be majority by 2043
Whites will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043 as the United States will for the first time become a majority of minority groups, the Census Bureau …
Thu., May 17, 2012, 4:17 a.m.
Census: Minorities now surpass whites in U.S. births
For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. New …
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010
Schools adjust to more students new to English language
When Ehlawlah started school in the United States four years ago, she could barely speak English. “School was hard at first,” said the 9-year-old, who is a refugee from Southeast …