I am going to write an essay for a scholarship and i need help listing and describing issues that impact the hispanic community.The first issue that comes to mind is immigration, but for this...

I am going to write an essay for a scholarship and i need help listing and describing issues that impact the hispanic community.

The first issue that comes to mind is immigration, but for this particular essay it would be great if I could talk about other issues, I would like to think outside of the box.

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There are many issues, outside of immigration, that have an impact on the Hispanic community.  Please follow the links below to explore many of these issues.

For example, Hispanic youth face many problems at a higher rate than do white Americans.  More than twice as many Hispanic women than whites are mothers at age 19.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does tend to make it harder for those women to go to college, etc.  Hispanics drop out of high school at almost three times the rate that whites do.  These sorts of issues have a great impact on life chances in the Hispanic community.

As another example, Hispanics have lower levels of access to technology.  Hispanic homes are less likely than white homes to have access to broadband internet, for example.  This may make it harder for Hispanic students to use internet resources and to become as familiar with technology as white students are.

Social and educational issues like these are at least as important as the issue of immigration.

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