Most of the conversations on issues of racism and inequality in Boston recently have been centered on just two groups — black and white, but today, a new report by the Boston Foundation is taking a deeper dive on the city’s Latino community, which makes up roughly 20 percent of the population. The report found that Latinos are the fastest growing community in the city and contribute an estimated $9B to the area economy.


The problem is that one in three Latinos over age 25 does not have a high school diploma and one in four is not considered proficient in English, which means far less access to high-paying jobs.


Zamawa Arenas, founder and CEO of Flowetik, a brand marketing consulting firm and Reinier Moquete, CEO of Advoqt, co-founder of the Latino STEM Alliance and founder of the Diversity IT Network, joined Jim to discuss the report’s findings. Both Arenas and Moquete also serve as members of the Latino Legacy Fund advisory board at the Boston Foundation.