Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Latino Leader

Pew Research Finds Job of Latino Leader Vacant

From Mark Hugo Lopez and Paul Taylor's report: "When asked in an open-ended question to name the person they consider "the most important Latino leader in the country today," nearly two-thirds (64%) of Latino respondents said they did not know. An additional 10% said "no one."This is a saddening report, yet speaks to the great issue of the need for positive representation in politics, media and other public forums that have the potential to positively affect the perceptions of the next generation of Latinas/os. These finding are in line with those reports that show students migrating to the U.S. outperform their U.S.-born Latina/o peers with one of the factors being the positive, professional role models the migrant students had in their birth country.

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