It's Your Turn in the Sun

Now 19 million, and growing fast, Hispanics are becoming a power

In Washington, B.C., leaders of 120 Spanish-speaking organizations call for a White House conference on Hispanic Americans. Among the demands they want aired: greater emphasis on bilingual education; bigger immigration quotas; more federal civil service jobs.

In Sacramento, California's Governor Jerry Brown drops in on a Mexican-American convention. "You're the leading minority in the Southwest," Brown tells the crowd. "It's your turn in the sun and I want to be part of it."

In Miami, Carlos Arboleya, president of the area's Barnett Banks (assets: $315...

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