latino politics


Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Despite what he says, Donald Trump stokes fear against Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This won’t come as a surprise to Latinos who’ve been following the presidential election.  Donald Trump doesn’t like us, despite the many times he says we love him, believe me. This is where I need to make a full-stop to clarify what I’m not saying. I’m not saying we’re Trump’s victims, this

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Once again, Hispanics were considered for VP. Once again, they’re expecting to be passed over.

*I was thinking this very same thing. Once again . . .  There was a lot of hope for possible Latino VP picks, but it was mostly inside the Latino community. Cynical me says that was the...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

White House Won’t Punish Julián Castro

*And this happened. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro looks to be off the hook with the White House after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that Castro...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Court Rules

*I know it’s not dancing cats on Facebook, or ridiculous memes about cribbed political speeches, but this is a BIG deal. VL By Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination...

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Julian Castro Found To Have Violated Hatch Act In Katie Couric Interview

*You have to be careful when it’s political hunting season and there’s an opposition target on your back. Although, the OSC is non-partisan. VL By Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed A report prepared by the U.S. Office of Special...

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Mexicans Ain’t White: The Gus Garcia Story

*This is a worthy read, well worth the time invested (it’s only 7 minutes) because not much is known these days about the brilliant jurist Gus C. Garcia, and more needs to be known. He spearheaded the...

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Why Trump and Bernie didn’t catch on with Latino voters

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Roberto Suro, professor of Communications at USC and Director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, wrote a good piece for Politico titled Clinton’s Latino Firewall, where he explains how the...

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The Other Group of People Getting Killed by Police That We Can’t Ignore

*A list of the 5 Latinos killed by police in the same time that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were killed. The question isn’t to pit black against brown, it’s to ask why does the media ignore...

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Why the deaths of Latinos at the hands of police haven’t drawn as much attention

*This question has been on the minds of many Latinos for a long time. This article begins to answer the question. It’s by no means a definitive answer, but it makes good points. VL By Nicole Santa Cruz ,...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Roughly half of Hispanics have experienced discrimination

*Latino millennials say they’ve experienced discrimination more than other age groups. Why do you think that is? (Without disparaging millennials . . .)VL By Jens Manuel Krogstad and Gustavo López, Pew Research Center Factank About half of...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

This Alabama newspaper column on immigration from 1893 will blow your mind

*If you can get past the clickbait headline, this is a very good read. It’s an opinion piece written in April of 1893 in the Troy Democrat, from Troy, Alabama. But it could well have been written...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

With deportation relief at stake, South’s Latinos could swing presidential race

*Fear in politics cuts both ways. The next president will nominate a ninth justice of the Supreme Court, determine the future of deferred action programs and deportation raids, and have the pressure of pushing immigration reform. Few...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Latina Trump supporter featured on CNN is daughter of cartel figure in Southlake murder

*I asked yesterday, and many of you responded, what could explain the “Latina Trump girl?” This explains a lot. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, Dallas Morning News (3 minute read) Miriam Cepeda, a Hispanic college student recently profiled on CNN...

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Daughter of unauthorized immigrant campaigns for Trump on the border

*Can someone explain this? No ranting, please, it’s boring. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, Dallas Morning News  (1.5 minute read) Miriam Cepeda is a 24-year-old student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the daughter of an...

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