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Friday, May 30, 2014

MARKETING IMAGE FROM HBO'S SATIRE SILICON VALLEY
  • Marketing image from HBO's satire Silicon Valley
Latinos, surpassing the number of white people in March, now comprise the largest ethnic group in California. One of every two of us in Los Angeles County, the most populous county in America, is Latino. And Latinos represent the largest minority in the United States.

See also: Latinos About to Overtake Whites in California Demographics

But at the California-based search, advertising and tech giant Google, Latinos hardly exist.

The company this week not only released race, ethnicity and gender figures for its workforce, but it admitted that it needs to do better. Still, an L.A.-based Latino group was not entirely impressed:

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Diversity

Hollywood Is Very White (L.A. ... Not So Much)

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Researchers Zachary Price, Ana-Christina Ramon and Darnell Hunt of UCLA
  • Researchers Zachary Price, Ana-Christina Ramon and Darnell Hunt of UCLA
Los Angeles county is "majority minority." Whites make up a little more than one in four of us. Latinos comprise nearly half of the population. The rest? Also minorities.

But you surely wouldn't know that from viewing the products of the Hollywood film and television industry. Sure, Hollywood is a national medium, but it doesn't reflect even America's whiter-leaning diversity.

That's according to new research from UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies:

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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TV Shows with All-White Casts Get Lower Ratings?

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Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

JENNIFER LOPEZ ON SET IN L.A. VIA STERLING DAVIS PHOTO / LA WEEKLY FLICKR POOL.
  • Jennifer Lopez on set in L.A. via Sterling Davis Photo / LA Weekly Flickr pool.
The population of Los Angeles is roughly half Latino these days. But you wouldn't know it within some business communities, like Hollywood's, where many of the brown folks you see are working craft services (those buffets at location shoots), driving trucks or working security for Jimmy Kimmel.

So much television is shot here that it's just bizarre to see Los Angeles on the little screen and observe few (if any) minorities around, even in the background. It's not the town we know.

Entertainment suits will say they're trying, but that it's a competitive business (thus, only white people can make the grade). Maybe this will change their minds about diversifying Hollywood's workforce:

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Latinos Now Biggest Minority at Four-Year Colleges

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Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM

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  • UCLA / Facebook
When we announced last year that Latinos are now the largest minority group on college campuses, some of you Hispanic-haters were quick to latch onto the fact that many of these places were two-year institutions of the community variety.

Sure, they're high schools with ash trays. And Latinos are dumb, so they could never mount a real nerd-like reconquista of the more elite four-year universities.

Well, Cletus, you're wrong:

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Friday, January 13, 2012

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  • JMRosenfeld
Sorry, you AM-talk-show-listening Latino-haters out there, but the brown nation is busting down the doors at UCLA.

In fact -- gasp -- minorities are largely responsible for the Westwood campus' 12.7 percent increase in applications for fall.

It's the most diverse applicant pool in school history. (Blasphemy, we know). Here's the breakdown, according to UCLA:

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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USC's Freshman Class Most Diverse Ever: 1 Out of Four New Trojans is Asian

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Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM

GEOFFREY CHANDLER
  • Geoffrey Chandler
When we think USC freshman, we think white guy with a letterman's jacket, a mullet, a Mustang and a somewhat rich dad (says the Bruin).

But it turns out that not only are Trojans smart but they're diverse too.

In fact, the university is trumpeting its most diverse class of incoming freshman to date.

According to numbers sent to the Weekly ...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

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Sure, California may be a terrible place to find work these days, with the third worst job market in the nation.

But for women looking to be treated equally in the workplace, there's apparently no place like the Golden State.

U.S. News & World Report recently compiled a list of places with the greatest and least sex equality, and five California cities ranked in the top 10. None from California made the bottom of the list.

Which ones?

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Stephen Bainbridge said what? - PROFESSORBAINBRIDGE.COM
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  • Stephen Bainbridge said what?
Well-regarded UCLA law Professor Stephen Bainbridge was under fire this week after he wrote on his blog about a bad experience with FedEx customer service.

The comments were called out by some on campus as "insensitive," according to the UCLA Daily Bruin, which broke the story.

Here's what Bainbridge, a pro-immigrant conservative who's an expert in business and corporate law, wrote:

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Congressman Peter King
  • Congressman Peter King
New York congressman Peter King, who once claimed that more than 80 percent of Mosques in the United States are controlled by fundamentalists, "an enemy living amongst us," is catching a lot of heat as he gets ready to conduct congressional hearings later this week on radicalization in the American Muslim community.

Protests have already begun and King's critics are comparing the Republican's targeting of Muslims to McCarthyism.

In an attempt to bring additional attention to the issue of racial profiling, a coalition of more than 200 human and civil rights organizations released a report today aimed at showing that, in the United States, racial profiling is all too alive and well.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jamillah Moore, look at all those nice teeth you have to tell your stories through
  • Jamillah Moore, look at all those nice teeth you have to tell your stories through
Los Angeles Community College President Jamillah Moore has managed to push back her trial for wrongful termination for the third freaking time -- now the show (set for yesterday) will go on March 30.

Officials at Los Angeles Community College District, including Moore and LACC Academic Senate President Ken Sherwood, are shakin' in their boots. Charges against them, of racial discrimination and retaliation for whistle-blowing, are not fun to defend:

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