ERIC Number: ED265235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Hispanic-Americans and Business in the United States: Linking Up for a Stronger Future. Report of the Aspen Institute Conference "Hispanic-Americans and the Business Community" (Santa Barbara, CA, August 7-10, 1985).
Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, New York, NY.
In this report from the final session of a conference on Hispanic Americans and the business community, some general conclusions are presented. Participants, it is said, believed that the advancement of Hispanic-Americans in business depends on growing ties of mutual benefit between Hispanics and the general community. Despite the great attention paid to bilingual education, the most important educational concern of Hispanics is their high drop-out rate. Parents and businesses must work together to create educational environments that promote learning and keep students in school. Businesses, in particular, are encouraged to spend more time and capital on lobbying for public investment in education. Regarding the issue of immigration policy, the participants noted that, although Hispanic immigrants work at pay levels that no one else would accept, they often support marginal businesses that would otherwise fail. The immigration authorities must work to control illegal immigration. Stronger joint leadership from the United States and Mexican business communities is needed to help Mexico manage its debt and stimulate investment that would create more jobs. Finally, the participants urged Hispanic business leaders to participate more actively in voluntary community activities, and the mainstream business community is urged to recognize and address the importance of linking up with the Hispanic community as employees and consumers. (KH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico