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Larger Latino populations are linked to smaller knowledge gaps between citizen and non-citizen Latinos.  So larger clusters of Latino population result in higher rates of knowledge of politics and political processes. Let’s call it political assimilation. This is an important idea when we talk about Latino political participation.

Larger Latino populations are linked to smaller knowledge gaps between citizen and non-citizen Latinos. So larger clusters of Latino population result in higher rates of knowledge of politics and political processes. Let’s call it political assimilation. This is an important idea when we talk about Latino political participation.

Gov. Rick Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as new lt. governor  Will a young Latino politico help a struggling Gov. Scott win favor with voters?image

Gov. Rick Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as new lt. governor Will a young Latino politico help a struggling Gov. Scott win favor with voters?image

‘Lemon Grove Incident’ Remembered 80 Years Later  This post is several years old. I stumbled on it and realized how few U.S. Latinos have heard of this, and how that should change. There are young U.S. Latinos and recent immigrants who have no idea of the struggle that preceded them in this country. Lemon Grove desegregated schools 23 years before Brown v Board of Ed. There’ve been epic battles that have brought us this far.

‘Lemon Grove Incident’ Remembered 80 Years Later This post is several years old. I stumbled on it and realized how few U.S. Latinos have heard of this, and how that should change. There are young U.S. Latinos and recent immigrants who have no idea of the struggle that preceded them in this country. Lemon Grove desegregated schools 23 years before Brown v Board of Ed. There’ve been epic battles that have brought us this far.

Julian Castro just basically tried out to be Hillary Clinton’s vice president  Adding fuel to the rumor fire. Coming form the Washington Post it should be more than mere chisme. Or is it?

Julian Castro just basically tried out to be Hillary Clinton’s vice president Adding fuel to the rumor fire. Coming form the Washington Post it should be more than mere chisme. Or is it?

Junk Data in Census Makes Us a Nation of 'Others'  This takes the conversation about race in America beyond the superficial, redundant conflicts. The idea is that race is an invented concept,...

Junk Data in Census Makes Us a Nation of 'Others' This takes the conversation about race in America beyond the superficial, redundant conflicts. The idea is that race is an invented concept,...

Who Really Owns Ted Cruz?  This article was first published in June of 2013, in SomosRepublicanos.com. It’s republished here, with the author’s permission, in light of Ted Cruz’s recent entrance into the 2016 Presidential race.Garza sheds light on what he says is a little known fact – Cruz’s close involvement with the John Tanton Network.

Who Really Owns Ted Cruz? This article was first published in June of 2013, in SomosRepublicanos.com. It’s republished here, with the author’s permission, in light of Ted Cruz’s recent entrance into the 2016 Presidential race.Garza sheds light on what he says is a little known fact – Cruz’s close involvement with the John Tanton Network.

A Politician Walks Into King Taco … A Look At The Political Term   Loved this piece because it asks an important question. Why isn’t pandering to Blacks, or women, or other groups called-out and given a name? I think the answer is in the idea itself.  Part of the solution to make it stop is to point it out, for the mainstream to see what we see. But at some point talking to Latinos about issues that are important to us has to be seen as legitimate politics (how’s that for a snarky…

A Politician Walks Into King Taco … A Look At The Political Term Loved this piece because it asks an important question. Why isn’t pandering to Blacks, or women, or other groups called-out and given a name? I think the answer is in the idea itself. Part of the solution to make it stop is to point it out, for the mainstream to see what we see. But at some point talking to Latinos about issues that are important to us has to be seen as legitimate politics (how’s that for a snarky…

Latinos and the Liberal Establishment: A Short History  *Seen through the lens of history, the Latino millennial support for Bernie Sanders isn’t hard to understand.

Latinos and the Liberal Establishment: A Short History *Seen through the lens of history, the Latino millennial support for Bernie Sanders isn’t hard to understand.

New poll: Latino vote will be critical factor in San Diego mayoral election  Latinos are 1 in 5 of San Diego voters, and they're paying attention to this election.

New poll: Latino vote will be critical factor in San Diego mayoral election Latinos are 1 in 5 of San Diego voters, and they're paying attention to this election.

Student site shares history of Utah Latino leaders  This is pretty awesome!

Student site shares history of Utah Latino leaders This is pretty awesome!

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