Friday, May 29, 2009

Who Is Hispanic?

Is Sonia Sotomayor the first Hispanic ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court? Or does that distinction belong to Sephardic-American Benjamin Cardozo? Unscrambling Cardozo's family tree is best left to historians and genealogists, say Jeffrey Passel and Paul Taylor, who instead address a more daunting question in this report for the Pew Hispanic Center. Read the report here. More on this topic here, here, and here.

Also, the 2010 Census will introduce a series of important changes in order to highlight the ethnic definition of Hispanic against its racial undertones, reports

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