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The Mexicans are coming!

A guest Op-Ed The California’s Hispanic — 84% Mexican American and almost 40 percent of California’s population — is leaving poverty and being educated. How? By graduating instead of dropping out of school, by flooding into California colleges and by solid free enterprise entry into the California marketplace with new businesses. So says a July 9 report from the California Latino Economic Institute titled “The State of Latino Economic Well-being in California” authored by Mindy S. Romero Ph.D. of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy. Sol Price, by the way, hired this writer 57 years ago after my first foray into political campaign work. He touched almost every American by founding The Price Club, now known as COSTCO.  Pew Research published a demographic profile of the California Hispanic in 2014 mostly based on the 2010 Census. The report builds on Pew’s work. 2014 Pew Report: 15 million California Hispanics, 84% of which were of Mexican origin, 12,600,000. U.S. born – 64%. Hispanic/Latinos other than Mexican, 16% U.S. born.   Median household annual income: 2010 Hispanic, $52,147–2017 $56,151, 2017 Non-Hispanic White,…

How to help a relative with their anxieties and depression

Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety, and depression and do not know what to do?  It can be frustrating to watch someone you know suffer and not be able to help them. Here are six ways to help the person cope in these kinds of situations and the best way to deal with anxiety. 1.Learn as much as you can in managing anxiety and depression: There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with fear and anxiety. Share this information with the person who is struggling with their mental health issues. 2. Be understanding and patient with the person struggling with their fears: Dealing with depression and anxiety can be difficult for the person so do not add more problems than what is already there. Do not get into arguments with the person who is having a difficult time with their anxieties. 3.Talk to the person instead of talking at them:  It is important not to lecture the person who is struggling with anxiety and depression. Talk to the person about their…

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