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  • Latinos: Destination Columbus

    This series of stories examines abundant job market that draws growing numbers of Latinos to Columbus. This four-day series explored the "Latino surge and its effect in central Ohio."
  • Portraits in Racial Profiling

    To better understand the extent of racial profiling, the Village Voice surveyed and interviewed black and white police officers and victims of racial profiling, and found classic stereotypes for police suspects: a tilted baseball cap; a red or blue bandanna; a hooded sweattop; baggy trousers; and expensive high-top sneakers, among other pieces of clothing that make up the "Tupac-thug-for-life image."
  • Home Buyer Beware

    WWOR-TV reports "'Home Buyer Beware' is the blanket title for a series of investigations that uncovered a widespread pattern of deception by real estate operators, mortgage bankers, lawyers and appraisers, preying primarily on African-Americans and Latinos in urban neighborhoods."
  • Lethal Drug Trade: Unsafe Medicines From Mexico

    The Los Angeles Times reports that "Back-room shops sell Latino immigrants dangerous remedies without warnings of sometimes fatal side effects. Medications banned or highly restricted in the United States because of severe, and sometimes fatal, side effects are being smuggled in from Mexico and peddled out of back-room shops across Southern California. These potentially dangerous drugs, which multinational pharmaceutical companies market in Mexico, where regulations and enforcement are less stringent, have shown up consistently in more than 70 raids over the last year of markets, dress shops and swap meets catering to Latino immigrants."
  • Medical Attention

    A study by the Reporter found that blacks and Latinos are underrepresented in the Chicago medical community. In addition, there is a shortage of white doctors practicing in minority communities.
  • Latinos En La Era Cibernetica/ Latinos in Cyberspace

    An investigation conducted by the Thomas Rivera Center indicated that the Latino population in the U.S. is seven years behind in computer and information technology. KDTV-TV exposes the reasons for that gap.
  • The Learning Curve: A study of bilingual education since Proposition 227

    "In 1998, California voters approved Proposition 227, intending to kill bilingual education ... The initiative declared bilingual education a failure and called for the state's 1.4 million immigrant children to be taught almost entirely in English. But in Santa Cruz county -- where one out of four students isn't fluent in English -- bilingual education is far from dead."
  • Digital Divide

    The San Francisco Chronicle finds that the Bay Area's biggest high tech firms employ fewer black and Latinos than non-tech companies, especially in management. The stories also disclosed that more than a dozen leading Silicon Valley firms had been cited by the government for failing to recruit black and Latino workers.
  • Hard Lessons: Teaching the Poor

    Day 1: High-poverty schools, so called Title I schools, constitute the bottom of a two-tiered educational system. Day 2: It is in the classrooms that the pitfalls of America's Title I program, now more than 30 years and $100 billion in the making, are most apparent. Day 3: Poor schools must contend with the fallout of problematic home lives. Day 4: Over the course of a few years, El Paso's three school districts, all predominantly Latino and low-income, have transformed themselves into some of the best in Texas.
  • La Eme

    The Mexican Mafia is on of the most ruthless criminal organization in the United States. Run from inside the walls of California's highest security prisons, the Mexican Mafia -- called "La Eme" in Spanish -- exerts control over thousands of Latino gang members on the streets of Los Angeles and other cities.