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  1. Dec 2016
    1. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the Hispanic population has reached50.5 million people
    2. presents data collected from research that used participatory design methods to discuss and address workplace safety and risk discourse in a way that Latino construction workers could more fully understand.

      This article description reminds me of the New London Group article that made a focus on trying to education a generation of people with wide range of ethnic backgrounds.

    3. While theseissues often are overlooked, go unnoticed, or are silenced, the articlesincluded in this special issue ofJBTCdemonstrate the prominence, andmuch-needed analysis, of race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in technicalcommunication.

      I think some of these articles go unnoticed because people try to sculpt race relations in only certain contexts that the media portrays (i.e. wealth inequality and education). If the media discussed technical communication more, these topics of race would soon follow suite.

    4. While thenation has shown progress by electing its first African-American president,the education, employment, income, and health disparities between WhiteAmericans and historically marginalized groups still exist.

      The problem with people assuming race problems would cease after Obama was elected is due to the fact that Obama is used as a token. If one Black man can have that kind of success, than all Black people could, which is a logical fallacy.

    5. Even though (or quite possibly because) race as a concept and therebyracism still exist, many people, if not color-blind, avoid topics of race, eth-nicity, and culture in their daily conversations.

      As mentioned before, if only a select group of people decide not to mention race in their everyday conversations, while others do, the people who choose not to discuss race will likely look like a problem an indirect instigator of race problems.

    6. As Bonilla-Silva (2003)and others have shown, the color-blind ideology is false and usually trans-lates into societal practices that build on and bestow neutral WEA cultural,linguistic, and racial knowledge.
    7. For example, in some technical communica-tion classes, as in most classes, instructors adopt a color-blind perspective,reiterating the sentiment that race has no place in the classroom

      Similar to the case of the New London Group article, some classes may want to avoid the idea of "tokenism" in which a person is highlighted simply based on their nationality and that the focus on the minorities in the room will create an atmosphere that makes every minority a special case.