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.
‘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.
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…