My family is very proud of its two very successful entrepreneurs. They have never viewed themselves as “minority” business owners; they’re simply business people who happen to be Mexican and who work their you-know-whats off to serve their customers and keep their employees on the payroll. Businessweek has an interesting profile of Hispanic business owners here.

The Texas study, as well as previous research, finds that education is highly correlated with business success, especially among the Hispanic population. The study’s authors urge policymakers to try to boost high school and college graduation rates, describing education as extremely important for the competitiveness of the U.S., where Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group.