Backlash against Latino dispersal in US
The Latino community in the US is dispersing away from historically immigrant gateway cities, which has already provoked antagonistic responses from the state or the public and threatens to exacerbate existing tensions.
"During the early years of the 2000s 80 percent of the nation's Latinos lived in these large metropolitan areas (LA, New York, Miami), but this is changing as Latinos move to where the jobs are – to smaller cities, suburbs or even rural areas.
Sources:RAND, Nov 2010, page 11-12:http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/RAND_Nov2010.pdf#page=11
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Mui, Ylan Q., “Five Years After Katrina, New Orleans Sees Higher Percentage of Hispanics”, The Washington Post, 21 August 2010. Accessed 11/3/10 at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/20/AR2010082005636.html
Weight Bias as prevalent as racial discrimination
A recent study suggested that discrimination against overweight people - particularly women - is as common as racial discrimination. The study compared self-reported weight discrimination against experiences of discrimination based on race and gender among a nationally representative sample of adults aged 25 - to 74-years-old. The study also found "that women are twice as likely as men to report weight discrimination and that weight discrimination in the workplace and interpersonal mistreatment due to obesity is common."
Sources:RAND, Nov 2010, page 3-4: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/RAND_Nov2010.pdf#page=3
“Weight Bias is as Prevalent as Racial Discrimination, Study Suggests”, Science Daily, 28 March 2008, accessed 10/29/10 at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080327172129.htm;
See also: Puhl, Rebecca M., and Chelsea A. Heuer, “The Stigma of Obesity: A Review and Update”, Obesity, 2009. Accessed 10/29/10 at: http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/bias/WeightBiasStudy.pdf
Kenya Openly Discriminating Against Somalis
We've documented the resource strain of neighboring countries once a nation falls apart as neighbors have to take in refugees and tighten up their borders along with other measures. The effect of a conflict in one's home country on the diaspora is less well documented and potentially more dangerous.
Sources:Society for International Development August 2010, pg. 14