According to a Vanderbilt study commissioned by the Clark County School District, black students at CCSD are three times more likely to be expelled than their nonblack peers. Assistant Superintendent Andre Denson says he’s “shocked, but not surprised” to learn of high suspension rates among minorities, because the disparity is a trend in cities nationwide.
The recent 2010 Census revealed that 9 million people are of mixed race. That's a 32% growth rate over the past decade. And when it comes to multiracial kids, they're the fastest-growing youth demographic in America. But how do people of mixed race identify themselves? On his census form, President Obama identified himself as "black" - not biracial. How do you self-identify? How do others see you? Do you look like others of your race, and does that matter? Las Vegans share their stories of growing up multiracial in America.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor won Senate confirmation and was sworn in as the
nation's first Latina Supreme Court Justice last week. Meantime, Nevada's
Hispanics have been hit harder than any other state by joblessness.