Latest Hispanics News

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Jan. 24, 2022 20:39 PM EST

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming...

COVID, birth rates affect Colorado public schools enrollment

Jan. 22, 2022 10:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Student enrollment has continued declining across Colorado public schools, with the state counting about 1,200 fewer students in kindergarten through 12th grade this fall than last year, when enrollment in preschool through high school plunged by about 30,000 students. ...

Progressives eye Texas race as test for toppling incumbents

Jan. 21, 2022 17:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar is an increasingly rare politician in the Democratic Party, a conservative-leaning lawmaker whose unapologetic defense of gun rights and the energy industry during his 17 years in Congress long delighted his Texas constituents. That was once a...

Exhibit featuring Hispanic artists traveling across Kentucky

Jan. 21, 2022 04:01 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An exhibit featuring works by Hispanic and Latin American artists is making its way across Kentucky, officials said. The exhibit includes 36 works by 20 artists in variety of subjects and media, the Kentucky Arts Council said Thursday in a statement. ...

New approach to teaching race in school divides New Mexico

Jan. 20, 2022 18:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruction related to racial and social identity...

Lawsuit says new majority Latino district in WA a 'facade'

Jan. 19, 2022 21:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Latino civil rights organization and others filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that says new political maps in Washington state approved by a bipartisan redistricting panel intentionally dilute Hispanic voters' influence. The legal action in the U.S. District Court...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Jan. 19, 2022 17:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries for the next decade in the battleground state, with competing partisan interests arguing why theirs was the best option. The daylong hearing...

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

Jan. 19, 2022 08:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress...

Judge to decide lawsuit alleging admissions discrimination

Jan. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday. A federal judge in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood

Jan. 16, 2022 11:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health policy and...