2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.
Latinos make up America's largest minority group — more than 50.5 million and growing. And more of that growth now comes from births than from immigration. The generations of Latinos born in the U.S. are bicultural and often bilingual. They're making their mark on religion, technology, education, Hollywood and the workplace. A Morning Edition series looks at the ways Latinos are changing — and being changed by — the U.S.
October 25, 2011 At Coral Way, the children of political refugees fleeing Cuba in the 1960s were not only expected to learn English, but also expected to remain fluent in Spanish and hold on to their culture. Today's students can read, speak and write in both languages.
October 19, 2011 We turned to NPR's Facebook fans to learn how they are being affected by the increased use of Spanish in the United States. We were surprised by the range and diversity of responses.
October 19, 2011 As their numbers grow in the U.S., Latinos are not only changing where and how they worship; they're also beginning to affect the larger Christian faith.
October 19, 2011 The Texas trio performs loud Latin alt-rock in both English and Spanish — though its members are only fluent in one of the two.
October 18, 2011 In 2006, Malin Alegria's debut novel was unique in the world of young adult fiction: It followed a Mexican-American girl through a quintessential coming-of-age experience — the quinceanera. Today, Alegria's book is still celebrated in Latino communities — and publishers are starting to pay attention.
October 12, 2011 The digital divide separates those who have access to technology from those who don't. But there's another digital divide that has gotten less attention: Those who don't speak English are often ill-equipped to navigate the online world, even when they have good access to it. Kids are helping their parents bridge that gap.
October 11, 2011 For one Cuban-American kid growing up in Miami, hearing Spanish spoken on I Love Lucy was a surprisingly important experience with English-language media.
October 11, 2011 As Latinos become a bigger segment of the U.S. population, the beer industry is trying more nuanced ways of influencing them. "We segment them by their attitudes as well as demographics," says marketer Jim Sabia, whose company distributes Corona and other Mexican beers.