Most young Latinos U.S.-born, feel labeled as immigrants, study finds
- December 14, 2009
- Susan Brown and Ruben Rumbaut, sociology professors, are featured in the Press-Enterprise December 14, 2009
From the Press-Enterprise:
Discrimination and other challenges that many Hispanics face can also affect Latinos’ self-identification, said Susan Brown, an associate professor of sociology at UC Irvine and an expert on generational trends among Latinos. Nearly 40 percent of young Latinos said they or a relative or close friend has been a victim of ethnic or racial discrimination.
Ruben Rumbaut, a professor of sociology at UC Irvine and an expert on Latino generational patterns — who cautioned that there are relatively few descendants of non-Mexicans immigrants now in the third generation — said the second generation does better than the first because immigrant parents typically come to the United States for their children, and they push them to do well.
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