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¡Oye SHPE! October 2019

In 1968, the year that President Lyndon Johnson officially recognized National Hispanic Heritage Week for the first time, Hispanics represented just 4 percent of the U.S. population. Our high-school graduation rate was around 30 percent (I say “around” because the first census data on Hispanic graduation wasn’t available until 1970). Today, nearly one-fifth of all Americans are Hispanic…