The State of the Nation: The State of Hispanic America

Nov 11, 2021, 5:00 pm6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
Office of Population Research
Public / Open To All
Event Description

Part three: The State of Hispanic America
November 11, 2021 5:00 pm – Zoom


State of the Nation Series

The COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into paralysis, exposing weaknesses in public health policies, and revealing large inequalities of class, race, and gender.  In the United States the crisis was compounded by nation-wide demonstrations in support of racial justice following the murder of George Floyd. Among those most affected by police violence, Coronavirus infection, and subsequent death are black, brown, and indigenous people who are also overrepresented among the poor and afflicted.  Nearly 50 percent of those who have died as a result of COVID-19 contagion are people of color. 

In light of such momentous developments, Princeton’s Office of Population Research presents a five-part series of conversations and debate focusing on the state of critical national groups: African Americas, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.  The purpose of the series is to illuminate the conditions surrounding vulnerable citizens and residents. 

An introductory session covering top findings about the groups under scrutiny will be followed by sessions more deliberately focusing on four distinct populations.  Each panel will feature three speakers and one respondent. They will deliver short remarks followed by interchange among themselves and dialogue with those attending the event.  The sessions will be recorded and available on this website.


The State of Hispanic America

Hispanics in the United States are a highly heterogeneous population encompassing long established citizens; newly arrived immigrants; and people boasting a multiplicity of national ancestries. As a whole, they comprise 18.5 percent of the U.S. population. Like African Americans, they are overrepresented among those who have died from COVID-19 infections. According to data from the Center for Disease control, 21.3 percent of such deaths are among Hispanics. Of special concern are an estimated ten million unauthorized immigrants, many of whom are employed in essential occupations but lack minimal health protections or means of social incorporation. "The State of Hispanic Americans" gives voice to prominent intellectuals as they assess the challenges facing the largest minority group in the United States.

Event Type
Panel Discussion
Event Category
AAS Recommended Events


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