Past ASN Conference Papers

“The Financial Crisis and its Impact on Latino Americans”

By Hu Wenhan, PLA Luoyang University of Foreign Languages, 2010

Hu Wenhan’s report evaluates the effects the 2008 financial crisis has had on American society, specifically on Latino Americans. Through the application of historical events and statistical analysis, Hu denotes the challenges faced by Latinos while also emphasizing newfound opportunities for minorities in America. She argues that the impact of the real-estate crisis provides an opportunity for minorities to leverage the current ethno-racial and generational inequality and better finance a housing infrastructure for the future in a more sustainable and equitable way.