Survey Shows Most U.S. Hispanics Do, in Fact, Feel American: Close to three-quarters of U.S. Hispanics say they identify most with being American, according to a new survey as reported on by NBC Latino. In comparison, just 4 percent say they identify strongly with being from their home country and 19 percent say they identify with both.
Life Expectancy for Whites Dropping: The life expectancy for less-educated whites has dropped as years were being added to the most educated Americans, prompting concern for some population experts, the New York Times reported. White women without a high school diploma lost an average of five years between 1990 and 2008, while life expectancy for black women with the same educational level surpassed their white cohort.
Income Inequality Is Worse than 1774: Distribution of wealth hasn't been as equally spread through the U.S. since the colonies of 1774, according to one study as reported on by The Atlantic. Since the data from that far back can be spotty and many factors contributed to wealth, the results should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the Atlantic notes, what is important from the study is the overarching political lessons to be learned.
The Best Cities for Hispanic Youth Success: Lubbock, Texas; White Plains, N.Y.; and Marina, Calif., are just some of the best communities for Hispanic youth, boasting high Hispanic student populations and high graduation rates, the Huffington Post reports. Half of the list includes California cities, but the other half come from states dotting the East and West coast, including New Jersey and Connecticut.
This article is part of our Next America: Communities project, which is supported by a grant from Emerson Collective.