San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Police Accountability After Data Shows Department’s Potential Racial Bias
San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling for increased police accountability in the wake of data that shows the department routinely stops or detains blacks and Latinos at disproportionate rates.
The City of San Jose’s Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.
You don’t have to speak Spanish to realize the subtitles for President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night went horribly wrong.
An influx of new people may permanently change the face of San Francisco’s Mission District. One city leader is looking at creating a cultural district to preserve the area’s Latino character.
Preliminary admissions data show that 17,589 Latino students have been accepted as freshmen at one of the University of California’s nine undergraduate campuses for the fall, or 29 percent of all 61,120 in-state applicants who were offered a spot. That compares to 16,378 white residents, who made up 27 percent of the admitted applicants.
Officials with Covered California are concerned that relatively few Latinos in the state have enrolled even though more than half of the state’s uninsured residents are Latino.
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly on Tuesday announced his 2014 bid for California governor, wading into a race against Gov. Jerry Brown despite the incumbent’s seemingly unstoppable money and campaign machinery.
State demographers estimate that whites and Latinos are now an equal share of California’s population, with Latinos poised to become a plurality by early next year.
Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.
Hispanics will become the largest ethnic group in the nation’s most populous state early next year, the California Department of Finance said Thursday, marking a big milestone in a long-running demographic shift that has already deeply altered the political balance of power, the economy and culture.