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The Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs specializes in studying the causes and challenges faced by South Carolina’s Hispanic/Latino population.
A major component of this program is the development of an advisory committee and its members who advise the Commission on issues and trends affecting our communities. They are vital in assisting the commission as they provide information to agencies and members of the community about the many challenges that Hispanics face.
The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs, the state’s agency designated to be the single point of contact for information on minorities in South Carolina, has released its 2019 State of Hispanics in South Carolina report.
This report provides a snapshot of Hispanics in the State of South Carolina and a general overview of each topic area. These topics include population demographics, the importance of family in the Hispanic community, education, business growth, economic contribution, military participation, health disparities, and state employee demographics. Overall, the report offers a mix of encouraging findings and items that require policy intervention and further study.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. CLICK TO VIEW A LIST OF EVENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA