TEACHERS: Current events podcasts for the classroom!

Learn More
5463888252 bd928fb95b b

Image licensed under CC BY 2.0

Current Event October 7, 2015

Economic Power of Latinos

When Donald Trump announced he was running for President he made derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, characterizing them as criminals. The Latino community responded not with riots and protests, but with their economic power. In reaction to Trump’s remarks, companies that see a lot of revenue from Latino customers pulled out of Trump owned products or events. Macy’s will no longer carry Trump’s menswear line, NBC will no longer allow him to host and Univision will no longer air beauty pageants that he partially owns. Latinos’ purchasing power is expected to reach $1.5 trillion this year. Listen to hear more about how Latinos are using their economic influence.

Immigration Economics Civics/Government

Story Length: 3:17

Listen to the Story:


National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 07/02/2015

Want to hear the story and see the teaching resources?

  • Access to full library of lessons
  • Daily current events
  • Listening comprehension questions
  • Graphic Organizers
Learn More