Changes, Chismes and Contests
We’re looking more like those iconic Benetton ads. New population figures show people of multiracial background are the fastest-growing group in the United States.
From the Associated Press:
“The number of multiracial people rose 3.4 percent last year to about 5.2 million, according to the latest census estimates. First given the option in 2000, Americans who check more than one box for race on census surveys have jumped by 33 percent and now make up 5 percent of the minority population — with millions more believed to be uncounted.”
Utah, surprisingly, showed the biggest jump in multi-racial people in the country, according to new Census data. And from the ever-diverse, N.J., this quote from a 17-year-old girl whose father is black and mother is white:
“I went to my high school prom last week with my date who is Ecuadoran-Nigerian, a friend who is Chinese-white and another friend who is part Dominican,” Kayci Baldwin said.
Today is #vivaviernes for Latinos on Twitter, who spend the day recommending interesting Latinos for others to “follow.” You don’t have to be registered on Twitter to follow the conversation. In fact, you can just pick up the RSS feed directly into your internet reader. Why, if you’re already not? The links to news, blogs and personalities are pretty good. And of course, @TikiTikiBlog is a blast to read on Twitter too.
Getting mucho action on Twitter and internets hoy is Padre Alberto Cutié, the popular Miami-based priest (aka Father Cutie) caught in a scandalous love affair with a woman. El Padre yesterday announced he left the Catholic Church, joined the Episcopalians and got engaged to his lover. The press conference, videos and photos are over at the Miami Herald. Claro.
And since we’re talking Twitter, here’s what the regular folks are saying about the Padre.
And, a final note. You have two more days to enter our Latino Book Month giveaway. There are some awesome titles and all you have to do is leave a comment on the fabulousness that is Tiki Tiki. Suggestions and recomendations also are welcome.
Happy weekend, everybody.