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Minority Births Overtake White Births In US Census Data
2012-05-18 08:17:18

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com More than half the births in the U.S. are by racial and ethnic minorities, according to the latest U.S. census data. Asian, Black, Hispanic, and mixed-races were 50.4 percent of new arrivals by the end of July 2011. For the first time, non-Hispanic whites are the minority in births. According to the BBC, sociologists attribute the economic slowdown as one of the reasons for the shift in demographics and a decline in birth rate among non-Hispanic whites. It...

2012-05-09 14:30:57

Schools, local councils and professionals need better guidance and training to work with migrant families from Eastern Europe and their children, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Researchers from the University of Strathclyde found that many children had positive experiences after migration, but a number experienced racism, some struggled with language and some found access to services more problematic than in their home countries. The...

2012-04-25 22:12:32

New study looks at decades of data to support 'clear and unequivocal' findings Public opinion and public policy often assume that immigration is directly related to higher rates of crime, but the social conditions of neighborhoods actually have a more significant effect on violent crimes than immigrant populations. A new study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (published by SAGE) titled "Extending Immigration and Crime Studies: National Implications and...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'